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grab

noun (n)

  • a mechanical device for gripping an object (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of catching an object with the hands (noun.act)
    Synonym: catch, snap, snatch
    Example:
    He made a grab for the ball before it landed.
    source: wordnet30
  • A vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A sudden grasp or seizure. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of (verb.contact)
    Synonym: catch, take hold of
    Example:
    Grab the elevator door!.
    source: wordnet30
  • get hold of or seize quickly and easily (verb.possession)
    Synonym: snaffle, snap up
    source: wordnet30
  • make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask.
    source: wordnet30
  • obtain illegally or unscrupulously (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Grab power.
    source: wordnet30
  • take or grasp suddenly (verb.contact)
    Example:
    She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room.
    source: wordnet30
  • capture the attention or imagination of (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: seize
    Example:
    This story will grab you.
    source: wordnet30
  • To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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