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Meaning of NAB

Pronunciation:  nab

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  seize suddenly
  2. [v]  take into custody, as of suspected criminals, by the police
  3. [v]  tag the base runner to get him out

NAB is a 3 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: apprehend, arrest, collar, cop, nail, pick up
 See Also: clutch, prehend, seize, tag



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nab\ (n[a^]b), n. [Cf. {Knap}, {Knop}, {Knob}.]
    1. The summit of an eminence. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
    2. (Firearms) The cock of a gunlock. --Knight.
    3. (Locksmithing) The keeper, or box into which the lock is
       shot. --Knight.
  2. \Nab\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nabbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Nabbing}.] [Dan nappe, or Sw. nappa.]
    To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly. [Colloq.]
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: apprehend, apprehension, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, bobby, bull, bust, cabbage, capture, catch, clout, clutch, collar, constable, cop, detain, detention, flatfoot, fuzz, grab, grapple, heat, hook, make a pinch, nail, nick, nip, paddy, peeler, pick up, pickup, pinch, pull in, put under arrest, run in, snatch, take, take in, take into custody, take prisoner