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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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They were too snatchy to set anything up but they could count themselves very unlucky to lose David Hunt and Tom Warren from their back row by half time.
The gearlever suffers from a long throw and vague, snatchy action, but the handling is enjoyable enough, despite some body roll.
Once familiar with the snatchy clutch, there's marvellous enjoyment to be had from this car.
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The film is jauntily delivered, and the snatchy editing adds something to the disjointed- from-reality haze in which the Hacienda - Wilson's own rave club - traded.