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snatch

An Olympic lift in which a barbell’s weight is raised from the floor to locked arms overhead in a single smooth and continuous movement. The snatch has two components: the pull, in which the barbell is pulled as high as the lifter can manage (usually to mid-chest height), which is followed by flipping the barbell overhead into the locked position.

snatch

removal of a newborn animal from the dam before it has an opportunity to suck. The objective is to rear it independently and free of colostrum-borne infection or of colostral antibodies.
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The slightly snatchy feel of the old car has been eliminated by a stiffer body, tighter suspension and more feel to the steering.
Admittedly some of the jerkiness has disappeared from the transmission, but it is still a snatchy gearchange which takes some time to master.
Unforgiving suspension coupled with snatchy fuelling and 180 horsepower on a 170kg chassis make this bike just too much hard work on our bumpy roads.
His two races this term have been silly, short, snatchy races, but he didn't have the hardest of races and as he gets older he needs a proper trip.