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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.
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As per the data, a total of 211 four-wheelers were snatched at gunpoint in 2017 as against 230 cars snatched in 2016, registering a decrease of 8.26pc.
A total of 2,309 motorcycles were stolen and 137 were snatched at gunpoint.
KARACHI -- An official vehicle belonging to the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, which was in the use of Mayor Wasim Akhtar, was snatched at gunpoint in a Defence area on Saturday afternoon.