Grab meaning

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To grab is defined as to seize or take suddenly or quickly.

An example of to grab is to quickly snatch a cookie before anyone else.

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To take or grasp suddenly.

Grabbed the letter from me.

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The definition of a grab is a sudden snatch, or something that is suddenly or quickly taken.

An example of a grab is quickly enjoying a cup of coffee.

An example of a grab is the purchase of a pair of shoes with a great price.

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To capture or restrain; arrest.
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To take hurriedly.

Grabbed my coat and hat and left.

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Relating or being an object or device that is grabbed or gripped for support or balance.

Installed a grab bar in the shower.

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A usually two-masted, square-rigged Arab coastal vessel.
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To seize or snatch suddenly; take roughly and quickly.
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To get possession of by unscrupulous methods.
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To get or take quickly.

To grab a bite to eat.

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To attract strongly the attention of; impress greatly.

A performance that grabs an audience.

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To snatch or try to snatch something.
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The act of grabbing.
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Something grabbed.
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Any of various mechanical devices for clutching something to be hoisted.
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To grip suddenly; to seize; to clutch.

I grabbed her hand to pull her back from the cliff edge.

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(intransitive) To make a sudden grasping or clutching motion (at something).

The suspect suddenly broke free and grabbed at the policeman's gun.

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To restrain someone; to arrest.
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To grip the attention; to enthrall.
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(informal) To quickly collect or retrieve.
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(informal) To consume something quickly.

We'll just grab a sandwich and then we'll be on our way.

Is there time to grab a coffee?

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To take the opportunity of.
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A sudden snatch (for something)
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A mechanical device that grabs or clutches.
  • A device for withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells that are drilled, bored, or driven.
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(media) A soundbite.
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A two- or three-masted vessel used on the Malabar coast.
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To obtain or appropriate unscrupulously or forcibly.

Grab public funds; grab power.

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To capture the attention of.

A plot that grabs the reader.

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To make a grasping or snatching motion.

We grabbed for the life raft.

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A mechanical device for gripping an object.
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up for grabs
  • Available for anyone to take or win:.
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up for grabs
  • Available to the highest bidder, most aggressive person, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of grab

  • Obsolete Dutch or Low German grabben from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German ghrebh-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Arabic ġurāb raven, swift galley ġrb in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle Dutch grabben (“to grab”) or Middle Low German grabben (“to snap”), from Proto-Germanic *grab-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰerebʰ- (compare Sanskrit गृह्णाति (gṛhṇāti, “he seizes”), गृभ्णाति (gṛbhṇāti), Avestan (garəβ, “to seize”)). Cognate with Danish grabbe (“to grab”), Swedish grabba (“to grab”), Old English ġegræppian (“to seize”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Arabic and Hindi ghurb?: crow, raven, a kind of Arab ship.

    From Wiktionary