a mechanical device for gripping an object
catch, grab, snatch, snap(verb)
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"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
catch, grab, take hold of(verb)
take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
"Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"
snap up, snaffle, grab(verb)
get hold of or seize quickly and easily
"I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"
make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand
"The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask"
obtain illegally or unscrupulously
take or grasp suddenly
"She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room"
capture the attention or imagination of
"This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"
a sudden snatch (for something)
a mechanical device that grabs
to make a sudden grasping or clutching motion (at something)
to restrain someone; to arrest
to grip the attention; to enthrall
to quickly collect or retrieve
to eat something quickly
We'll just grab a sandwich and then we'll be on our way.
Origin: From grabben, from grab-, from gherebh (compare Sanskrit , ).
a vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts
to gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch
a sudden grasp or seizure
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
Origin: [Ar. & Hind. ghurb crow, raven, a kind of Arab ship.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grab, n. a vessel on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts.
grab, v.t. (coll.) to seize or grasp suddenly: to lay hands on:—pr.p. grab′bing; pa.p. grabbed.—n. a sudden grasp or catch, acquisition by violent or unjust means: that which is seized: a simple card game.—ns. Grab′-bag, a bag containing a variety of articles to be obtained by putting in the hand and seizing one, as at charity bazaars, &c.: any dishonest means of seizing such profit or spoil as comes handiest; Grab′ber. [Scand.; Sw. grabba, to grasp; Ger. greifen, to seize.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'grab' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4571
Rank popularity for the word 'grab' in Verbs Frequency: #583
The numerical value of grab in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of grab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our love is God. Lets go grab a slushie.
When you have a dream you've got to grab it and never let go.
Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists, when you can ignore them like wise men
My neighborhood was ground zero, it was scary. It was, grab this dog, grab that dog, and doing it all over again.
They (the police) were going around pretty much looking for anyone they could grab. ... They really weren't looking for violent guys.
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Translations for grab
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- قبض, إختطافArabic
- uchopit, chytit, urvatCzech
- tag fatDanish
- Greifer, greifenGerman
- detener, arrestar, agarrarSpanish
- tarttua, vangita, tarttuminen, pidättää, koura, tarrata, napataFinnish
- empoigner, attraper, saisirFrench
- markológép, megragadás, megfogás, MegragadHungarian
- afferrare, arrestareItalian
- 掴む, つかむJapanese
- prehendo, sumo, capio, iaculisLatin
- złapać, porywać, chwytać, wyrywać, chwycićPolish
- pegar, agarrarPortuguese
- схватить, захва́т, схватывать, захватывать (внимание), хватать, арестовать, грейферRussian
- kapje, kap, rrëmbej, kapëseAlbanian
- gripa, arrestera, ta tag i, huggSwedish
- ele geçirmek, yakalamak, kapmakTurkish
- vồ lấyVietnamese
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