Definitions for nabnæb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nab*næb(v.t.)nabbed, nab•bing.

  1. to arrest or capture.

    Category: Informal

  2. to catch or seize suddenly.

    Category: Informal

  3. to snatch or steal.

    Category: Informal

* Informal..

Origin of nab:

1675–85; perh. < Scand; cf. Dan nappe, Norw, Sw nappa to snatch



Princeton's WordNet

  1. nab(verb)

    tag the base runner to get him out

  2. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop(verb)

    take into custody

    "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

  3. nab(verb)

    seize suddenly


  1. nab(Verb)

    To seize, arrest or take into custody a criminal or fugitive

  2. nab(Verb)

    To grab or snatch something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nab(noun)

    the summit of an eminence

  2. Nab(noun)

    the cock of a gunlock

  3. Nab(noun)

    the keeper, or box into which the lock is shot

  4. Nab(verb)

    to catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly

Translations for nab

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to take, catch or get hold of

The police nabbed the thief.

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