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snatch (someone or something) from (someone or something else)

1. To seize or grab hold of someone or something very hastily or suddenly and take them or it away from someone or something else. He reached out and snatched the paper from my hands. Police rushed in and snatched the hostage from the criminal before tackling him to the ground.
2. To cause someone or something to lose control or possession of someone or something, especially very suddenly or unexpectedly. The child protection agency came and snatched our kids away from us without warning. The Labour Party is looking to snatch control of parliament from the Tories.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

snatch someone or something (away) from someone or something

to grab and take someone or something from someone or something. The mother snatched her child away from the doctor and fled. she snatched the candy from the child.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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