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Definitions of grab

  1. To seize suddenly and forcibly; snatch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To grasp rudely; clutch; seize suddenly or dishonestly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To seize or grasp suddenly:-pr.p. grabbing; pa.p. grabbed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To seize suddenly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand; "The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To grasp or seize suddenly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To seize; to grasp suddenly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Grabbing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away". Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a mechanical device for gripping an object Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. A vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A sudden grasp or seizure. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A sudden and forcible seizure or grasp. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. An act of grabbing; a clutch; snatch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. taken or to be taken at random; "grab samples" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. Garbbed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for grab

  1. A tall sophomore reached up confidently to grab it, but she found her hands empty. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  2. I see lots of them- I'll be frank about it- that I should like to grab to sling over my shoulder and carry away with me; or, what is the same thing, allowing for modern conditions, have an express man carry them. – Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
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