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

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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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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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Down to nine men it was effectively game over for Rovers and although the remaining players did their best to snatch something from the match it was always going to be an uphill task.
Nathan Skidmore added a fifth in the second-half after goals from Alex Francis and Paul Conner had given West some hope that they could snatch something from the game.
Tactically, they were bold and diligent, and they still had a chance or two to snatch something from the game in the second half.
On the CCTV recording, which was played in court, Casey appeared to snatch something from the woman's hand, and she then went over to him and there was a struggle between them before he pushed her down on her seat.
You can snatch something from it, snatch a few chestnuts from the fire."
"They didn't match Grosvenor in the first-half but improved after the break and had the chance to snatch something from the game in the closing minutes.'' GROSVENOR YOUTH: Stephen Fitzsimmons, Chris Harris, Chris Begley, Niall Quinn, Adam Mulhall, Gavin Haughey, Lee Gilmore, Ryan Doherty, Ryan Spiers, Jason Owens, Zion Owens; subs, Paddy Graham, David Hankin, Dominic McKeown.
Det Con Dave Wilson said: "It only takes a matter of seconds for a thief to snatch something from your purse or handbag."
Casillas then got a firm block on Benayoun's close-range shot as Liverpool sought to snatch something from a period of growing confidence.
Pattison raced half the length of the pitch to fire over and that was enough to suggest Woking could snatch something from the game.
Mendes, in fact, brought a save from Carl Muggleton after a Collins-inspired break, while Chesterfield sent on a couple of substitutes in an effort to snatch something from the tie.
Well desperately needed to snatch something from the game to arrest a slump thatOs taken them from third spot to the bottom six.
McClaren had already used up his compliment of substitutes and had to finish with ten men as Boro desperately but unsuccessfully tried to snatch something from this contest.
Former Spurs player Blake Saker headed over an open goal as UWIC spurned their opportunity to snatch something from the game.
Brunt netted after 30 minutes but, thankfully for Burscough, the home team failed to build on their ascendancy, giving the visitors hope that they could snatch something from the match.