snatch squad

snatch squad
snatch squad noun
1. A group of policemen, etc who force a sudden quick passage into eg a disorderly or rioting crowd in order to arrest troublemakers or ringleaders
2. A swift, organized sally by a group of people in order to seize something
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Main Entry:snatch

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snatch squad UK US noun [countable] [singular snatch squad plural snatch squads] british
a group of police officers who go quickly into a crowd to catch people causing trouble
Thesaurus: groups of police and departments of the police forcehyponym

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snatch squad,
British. a special detachment of soldiers assigned to help quell a riot or disturbance by seizing the most conspicuous offenders: »

After two hours the Army sent snatch squads into the area to bring out troublemakers (London Times).

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ˈsnatch squad 7 [snatch squad] noun countable + singular or plural verb
a group of police officers or soldiers whose job is to remove people from a crowd who are considered to be causing trouble

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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