Taking vs Snatched - What's the difference?

taking | snatched |

As verbs the difference between taking and snatched

is that taking is while snatched is (snatch).

As an adjective taking

is alluring; attractive.

As a noun taking

is the act by which something is taken.




(en adjective)
  • alluring; attractive.
  • * Fuller
  • subtile in making his temptations most taking
  • (obsolete) infectious; contagious
  • (Beaumont and Fletcher)


  • The act by which something is taken.
  • * 2010 , Ian Ayres, Optional Law: The Structure of Legal Entitlements (page 75)
  • Second, they argue that giving the original owner a take-back option might lead to an infinite sequence of takings and retakings if the exercise price for the take-back option (i.e., the damages assessed at each round) is set too low.
  • (uncountable) A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.
  • (uncountable) An apprehension.
  • (countable) That which has been gained.
  • Count the shop's takings .


  • *
  • *:Athelstan Arundel walked home […], foaming and raging.He walked the whole way, walking through crowds, and under the noses of dray-horses, carriage-horses, and cart-horses, without taking the least notice of them.
  • Derived terms

    * for the taking

    See also

    * takings






  • (snatch)
  • Anagrams

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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) snacchen, snecchen, from (etyl) . Related to snack.


  • To grasp quickly.
  • To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch.
  • To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission or ceremony.
  • to snatch a kiss
  • * Alexander Pope
  • when half our knowledge we must snatch , not take
  • To grasp and remove quickly.
  • * 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 2
  • "How many times have I told you?" she cried, and seized him and snatched his stick away from him.
  • * Thomson
  • Snatch me to heaven.
  • To steal.
  • (by extension) To take a victory at the last moment.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 13, author=Alistair Magowan, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd , passage=But, with United fans in celebratory mood as it appeared their team might snatch glory, they faced an anxious wait as City equalised in stoppage time.}}
  • To do something quickly due to limited time available.
  • * , chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.}}
    * grab * See also
    Derived terms
    * snatcher * purse snatcher * (l)


  • A quick grab or catch.
  • The leftfielder makes a nice snatch to end the inning.
  • (weightlifting) A competitive weightlifting event in which a barbell is lifted from the platform to locked arms overhead in a smooth continuous movement.
  • A piece of some sound, usually music or conversation.
  • I heard a snatch of Mozart as I passed the open window.
  • A vulva.
  • * 1962 , Douglas Woolf, Wall to Wall , Grove Press, page 83,
  • Claude, is it true what they say about Olovia? Of course she’s getting a little old for us—what about Marilyum, did you try her snatch ?
  • * 1985 , Jackie Collins, Lucky , Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0671524933, page 150,
  • Roughly Santino ripped the sheet from the bed, exposing all of her. She had blond hair on her snatch , which drove him crazy. He was partial to blondes.
  • * 2008 , Jim Craig, North to Disaster , Bushak Press, ISBN 0961711213, page 178,
  • “You want me to ask Brandy to let you paint her naked body with all this gooey stuff to make a mold of her snatch ?”
    * (vagina) cunt, twat

    Etymology 2


  • The handle of a scythe; a snead.
  • (Webster 1913)


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