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snatch

Weightlifting a lift in which the weight is raised in one quick motion from the floor to an overhead position
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Becky snatched at the book to close it, and had the hard luck to tear the pictured page half down the middle.
But I came on to the old woman, and lifted him who sat upon my shoulders, and placed him on the ground before her, saying, 'Woman, here is your son; I have snatched him with much toil from the jaws of the ghosts-- and they are many up yonder--all save one foot, which I could not find.
I rushed at her howling like a wolf, and I snatched the mealies from her head and the kid from her hand.
Sheeta was afraid to seize the balu, for thus he would give the ape-man an opening for attack; and for the same reason Tarzan hesitated to snatch the panther's prey out of harm's way, for had he stooped to accomplish this, the great beast would have been upon him in an instant.
As Tarzan leaped to close quarters with the panther, Teeka had run quickly in and snatched up her balu.
He snatched up her bundle of blankets, and outside the cabin door his own as well.
Suddenly, almost irritably, Emily snatched up Sir Jervis's letter.
He was just going to take it when Dolokhov, leaning across, snatched it from his hand and began reading it.
I should have found for myself a form of activity in keeping with it, to be precise, drinking to the health of everything "sublime and beautiful." I should have snatched at every opportunity to drop a tear into my glass and then to drain it to all that is "sublime and beautiful." I should then have turned everything into the sublime and the beautiful; in the nastiest, unquestionable trash, I should have sought out the sublime and the beautiful.
When the light of day broke upon the little craft to whose deck the Princess of Ptarth had been snatched from her father's garden, Thuvia saw that the night had wrought a change in her abductors.
He snatched a pen, and was about to affix his signature to the paper that lay on the table, when the Captain of Castle William placed his hand upon his shoulder.
Several among them, proud daughters no doubt of some of Barsoom's noblest warriors, snatched swords from the hands of the fallen and fell upon the guards of Issus, but they were soon cut down; glorious martyrs to a hopeless cause.