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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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"A few seconds is all that unscrupulous bag snatchers need to cause untold misery to their unsuspecting victims."
But until Hillary actually takes the plunge, the memorable tagline of "Body Snatchers" should serve as a reminder for all them Clintonistas out there: "There was nothing to hold onto--except each other."
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But these observations are a mere warm-up for a breathless rant about the political body snatchers that have invaded America.
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Anyone tagged by Smaug must remain frozen in place until the game ends, either when one snatcher is successful or when all snatchers are frozen.
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