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E.g. "the dog went [?snatch?] and away it ran with the Frisbee". The word indicates a sudden and unexpected move made to catch or grab something.

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  • I've heard "yoink" for taking something away quickly...
    – d'alar'cop
    Mar 14, 2014 at 11:36

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This comes to mind:

"Yoink" (+urban dictionary) - a word that has a similar meaning to "to steal", can be used as a verb. I think it is usually used when referring to some small object.

Though I cherished my automobile, I had to purchase a new one when my second cousin came up from behind me and politely exclaimed, "Yoink" while taking my car keys.

Yoink, I stole the cookies!

I wanted his CD player, so I yoinked it.

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  • That's what immediately came to mind - even though when you snatch something it doesn't really make a sound. Though I think I've also seen snatched! in a comic before Feb 11, 2015 at 15:04

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