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    #1

    in snatch

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    He was feverish and slept in snatches.

    in snatch = on and off, by fits and starts, from time to time

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    Re: in snatch

    You are correct.

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    Re: in snatch

    Yes, and we also use it as a verb when talking about sleeping. "He snatched a five minute nap while he had the chance".

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