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 grab grab

noun

  • the act of catching an object with the hands  ( catch, grab, snatch, snap )
    the act of catching an object with the hands
     Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
     he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    he made a grab for the ball before it landed
     Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
     the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
    the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
  • a mechanical device for gripping an object  ( grab )
    a mechanical device for gripping an object
  • verb

  • () take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of  ( take hold of, catch, grab )
    take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
     Catch the ball!
    Catch the ball!
     Grab the elevator door!
    Grab the elevator door!
  • () get hold of or seize quickly and easily  ( snaffle, snap up, grab )
    get hold of or seize quickly and easily
     I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale
    I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale
  • () make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand  ( grab )
    make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand
     The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask
    The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask
  • capture the attention or imagination of  ( grab, seize )
    capture the attention or imagination of
     This story will grab you
    This story will grab you
     The movie seized my imagination
    The movie seized my imagination
  • take or grasp suddenly  ( grab )
    take or grasp suddenly
     She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room
    She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room
  • obtain illegally or unscrupulously  ( grab )
    obtain illegally or unscrupulously
     Grab power
    Grab power