What does GRAB mean?

Definitions for GRABgræb

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word GRAB.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grab(noun)

    a mechanical device for gripping an object

  2. 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"

  3. 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!"

  4. snap up, snaffle, grab(verb)

    get hold of or seize quickly and easily

    "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"

  5. grab(verb)

    make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand

    "The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask"

  6. grab(verb)

    obtain illegally or unscrupulously

    "Grab power"

  7. grab(verb)

    take or grasp suddenly

    "She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room"

  8. grab, seize(verb)

    capture the attention or imagination of

    "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"


  1. grab(Noun)

    a sudden snatch (for something)

  2. grab(Noun)

    a mechanical device that grabs

  3. grab(Verb)

    to make a sudden grasping or clutching motion (at something)

  4. grab(Verb)

    to restrain someone; to arrest

  5. grab(Verb)

    to grip the attention; to enthrall

  6. grab(Verb)

    to quickly collect or retrieve

  7. grab(Verb)

    to eat something quickly

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

  8. Origin: From grabben, from grab-, from gherebh (compare Sanskrit , ).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grab(noun)

    a vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts

  2. Grab

    to gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch

  3. Grab(noun)

    a sudden grasp or seizure

  4. Grab(noun)

    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

  5. Origin: [Ar. & Hind. ghurb crow, raven, a kind of Arab ship.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grab

    grab, n. a vessel on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts.

  2. Grab

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GRAB' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4571

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GRAB' in Verbs Frequency: #583


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GRAB in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GRAB in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Roger Viens:

    I just grab anything.

  2. Ammon Bundy:

    If they kill me, grab my phone.

  3. Janet Morris:

    Grab reality by the balls and squeeze.

  4. J.D., "Heathers":

    Our love is God. Lets go grab a slushie.

  5. Rados Djurovic:

    Europe is there, you can grab it already.

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