transitive verb grabbed, grabbing
- to seize or snatch suddenly; take roughly and quickly
- to get possession of by unscrupulous methods
- ☆ Slang to attract strongly the attention of; impress greatly
prob. < MDu grabben, akin to ON grapa, grasp < IE base *ghrebh- > Sans grabh-, to seize
to grab or try to grab something: often with for, at, onto, etc.