ХВАТАТЬ _|_ TO GRAB, GRASP / KHVATAT [xvɐˈtatʲ]        

Hint with an alternative definition: to grab somethiing «hot» & weighty (harshly, by movement similar to a hit), to grab it if you can’t wait and then to have it tight in hands; it often happens because of a hot want (lust) or starvation (lack of food or water). So think of a person in poverty who grabs wares from a vending table with a hurry (or with violation & fight); imagine a white haft of a sword waiting for a tough hand of a knight.

Mental visualization: ХВА (a big fish grabs its prey) + TA (a heron grabs a frog) + TЬ (ostrich grabs someone on the ground)