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snatch

2 noun
     
snatch2 [countable]
1

a snatch of conversation/music/song etc

a short part of a conversation, song etc that you hear:
I could hear snatches of the conversation from across the room.
2

in snatches

for short periods:
I only slept in snatches during the night.
3 when someone quickly takes or steals something:
reports of a bag snatch
4 taboo informal a very offensive word for a woman's sex organ. Do not use this word.

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