①If you snatch something or snatch at something, you take it or pull it away quickly.【v.一把抓住;迅速地夺取】
②If something is snatched from you, it is stolen, usually using force. If a person is snatched, they are taken away by force.【v.强抢;夺走】
③If you snatch an opportunity, you take it quickly. If you snatch something to eat or a rest, you have it quickly in between doing other things.【v.抓住(机会);抓紧时间(吃东西、休息等);抽空做】【高频考点】
④If you snatch victory in a competition, you defeat your opponent by a small amount or just before the end of the contest.【v.侥幸获得(胜利);险胜】
⑤A snatch of a conversation or a song is a very small piece of it.【n.(谈话或歌曲的)片段】【熟词生义】
①He snatched up the telephone.
②Mr Hillman was snatched by kidnappers last Thursday.
③He was going out for a run, then snatching a piece of toast and a cup of coffee.
④Chesterfield snatched a third goal.
⑤I heard snatches of the conversation.
[scode type="blue"]shell out （for）
If you shell out for something, you spend a lot of money on it.
①The very fact that you shelled out money to come and see us is a good sign.
②You won't have to shell out a fortune for it.
①run to 支付得起;有钱购买
【If you cannot run to a particular item, you cannot afford to buy it or pay for it.】
If you can't run to champagne, buy sparkling wine.
②spring for 付钱，为……买单
【to pay for someone else’s share of something】
Thank god. You made me spring for that surveillance camera. I wanted to spend money on a pinball machine.
③stump up for (常指不情愿地)付钱，掏腰包
【If you stump up a sum of money, you pay it, often unwillingly.】
Customers do not have to stump up any cash for at least four weeks.