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Meaning of GRAB

Pronunciation:  grab

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"
  2. [v]  capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"
  3. [v]  take or grasp suddenly; "She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room"
  4. [v]  take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"
  5. [v]  make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand; "The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask"
  6. [v]  get hold of or seize quickly and easily; "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"
  7. [v]  obtain illegally or unscrupulously; "Grab power"

GRAB is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: catch, catch, seize, snaffle, snap, snap up, snatch, take hold of
 See Also: catch up, clutch, fair catch, fascinate, fish, harpoon, hog, hook, intercept, interception, interlock, interlocking, intrigue, mesh, meshing, move, net, nett, obtain, prehend, rebound, reception, seize, shoestring catch, stop, take, touch, touching



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Grab\, n. [Ar. & Hind. ghur?b crow, raven, a kind of Arab
    ship.] (Naut.)
    A vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three
  2. \Grab\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Grabbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Grabbing}.] [Akin to Sw. grabba to grasp. Cf. {Grabble},
    {Grapple}, {Grasp}.]
    To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch.
  3. \Grab\, n.
    1. A sudden grasp or seizure.
    2. An instrument for clutching objects for the purpose of
       raising them; -- specially applied to devices for
       withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells
       that are drilled, bored, or driven.
    {Grab hag}, at fairs, a bag or box holding small articles
       which are to be drawn, without being seen, on payment of a
       small sum. [Colloq.]
    {Grab game}, a theft committed by grabbing or snatching a
       purse or other piece of property. [Colloq.]
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