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grab 1

 (grăb)
v. grabbed, grab·bing, grabs
v.tr.
1. To take or grasp suddenly: grabbed the letter from me.
2. To capture or restrain; arrest.
3. To obtain or appropriate unscrupulously or forcibly: grab public funds; grab power.
4. To take hurriedly: grabbed my coat and hat and left.
5. Slang To capture the attention of: a plot that grabs the reader.
v.intr.
To make a grasping or snatching motion: We grabbed for the life raft.
n.
1.
a. A sudden attempt to grasp or hold something: made a grab for the railing.
b. A sudden, often unscrupulous taking control or ownership of something: "The imminence of death is reflected in every last power-stroke and grab of the great money bosses" (Dylan Thomas).
2. A mechanical device for gripping an object.
adj.
Relating or being an object or device that is grabbed or gripped for support or balance: installed a grab bar in the shower.
Idiom:
up for grabs Slang
Available for anyone to take or win: "The reputation of the ... king is still up for grabs" (William Zinsser).

[Obsolete Dutch or Low German grabben, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German; see ghrebh- in Indo-European roots.]

grab′ba·ble adj.
grab′ber n.

grab 2

 (grăb)
n.
A usually two-masted, sharp-prowed coastal vessel of the Indian Ocean.

[Arabic ġurāb, raven, swift galley; see ġrb in Semitic roots.]

grab

(ɡræb)
vb, grabs, grabbing or grabbed
1. to seize hold of (something)
2. (tr) to seize illegally or unscrupulously
3. (tr) to arrest; catch
4. (Automotive Engineering) (intr) (of a brake or clutch in a vehicle) to grip and release intermittently causing juddering
5. (tr) informal to catch the attention or interest of; impress
n
6. the act or an instance of grabbing
7. (Mechanical Engineering) a mechanical device for gripping objects, esp the hinged jaws of a mechanical excavator
8. something that is grabbed
9. up for grabs informal available to be bought, claimed, or won
[C16: probably from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch grabben; related to Swedish grabba, Sanskrit grbhnāti he seizes]
ˈgrabber n

grab

(græb)

v. grabbed, grab•bing,
n. v.t.
1. to seize suddenly, eagerly, or roughly; snatch.
2. to take illegal possession of; seize forcibly or unscrupulously: to grab land.
3. to obtain and consume quickly: Let's grab a sandwich.
4. Informal.
a. to cause a reaction in; affect: How does my idea grab you?
b. to arouse the interest or excitement of.
v.i.
5. to make a grasping or clutching motion.
6. (of brakes, a clutch, etc.) to take hold suddenly or with a jolting motion.
n.
7. a sudden, eager grasp or snatch.
8. seizure or acquisition by violent or unscrupulous means.
9. something that is grabbed.
10. a mechanical device for gripping objects.
11. the capacity to hold or adhere.
Idioms:
up for grabs, available to whoever expends the necessary energy, money, or ingenuity first.
[1580–90; akin to Middle Dutch, Middle Low German grabben, Swedish grabba]
grab′ba•ble, adj.
grab′ber, n.

grab


Past participle: grabbed
Gerund: grabbing

Imperative
grab
grab
Present
I grab
you grab
he/she/it grabs
we grab
you grab
they grab
Preterite
I grabbed
you grabbed
he/she/it grabbed
we grabbed
you grabbed
they grabbed
Present Continuous
I am grabbing
you are grabbing
he/she/it is grabbing
we are grabbing
you are grabbing
they are grabbing
Present Perfect
I have grabbed
you have grabbed
he/she/it has grabbed
we have grabbed
you have grabbed
they have grabbed
Past Continuous
I was grabbing
you were grabbing
he/she/it was grabbing
we were grabbing
you were grabbing
they were grabbing
Past Perfect
I had grabbed
you had grabbed
he/she/it had grabbed
we had grabbed
you had grabbed
they had grabbed
Future
I will grab
you will grab
he/she/it will grab
we will grab
you will grab
they will grab
Future Perfect
I will have grabbed
you will have grabbed
he/she/it will have grabbed
we will have grabbed
you will have grabbed
they will have grabbed
Future Continuous
I will be grabbing
you will be grabbing
he/she/it will be grabbing
we will be grabbing
you will be grabbing
they will be grabbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grabbing
you have been grabbing
he/she/it has been grabbing
we have been grabbing
you have been grabbing
they have been grabbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grabbing
you will have been grabbing
he/she/it will have been grabbing
we will have been grabbing
you will have been grabbing
they will have been grabbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grabbing
you had been grabbing
he/she/it had been grabbing
we had been grabbing
you had been grabbing
they had been grabbing
Conditional
I would grab
you would grab
he/she/it would grab
we would grab
you would grab
they would grab
Past Conditional
I would have grabbed
you would have grabbed
he/she/it would have grabbed
we would have grabbed
you would have grabbed
they would have grabbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grab - a mechanical device for gripping an objectgrab - a mechanical device for gripping an object
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
2.grab - the act of catching an object with the handsgrab - 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"
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
fair catch - (American football) a catch of a punt on the fly by a defensive player who has signalled that he will not run and so should not be tackled
interception - (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team
reception - (American football) the act of catching a pass in football; "the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"
rebound - the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot
shoestring catch - (baseball) a running catch made near the ground
interlock, interlocking, meshing, mesh - the act of interlocking or meshing; "an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check"
Verb1.grab - take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"
catch - be the catcher; "Who is catching?"
harpoon - spear with a harpoon; "harpoon whales"
fish - catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends"
clutch, prehend, seize - take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
hook - catch with a hook; "hook a fish"
nett, net - catch with a net; "net a fish"
intercept, stop - seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
2.grab - get hold of or seize quickly and easily; "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
hog - take greedily; take more than one's share
3.grab - make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand; "The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
4.grab - obtain illegally or unscrupulously; "Grab power"
obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
5.grab - take or grasp suddenly; "She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room"
clutch, prehend, seize - take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
6.grab - capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"
fascinate, intrigue - cause to be interested or curious

grab

verb snatch, catch, seize, capture, bag, grip, grasp, clutch, snap up, pluck, latch on to, catch or take hold of I managed to grab her hand.
noun lunge I made a grab for the knife.
up for grabs available, for sale, on the market, to be had, up for sale, obtainable The famous Ritz Hotel is up for grabs for £100 million.

grab

verb
1. To get hold of (something moving):
Informal: nab.
Idiom: lay hands on.
2. To take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on:
3. To take quick and forcible possession of:
Idiom: help oneself to.
4. Slang. To compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of:
noun
The act of catching, especially a sudden taking and holding:
Translations
إخْتِطاف، إنتزاعيَخْتَطِفيَغْتَصِب أرْضايَقْبِضُ
popadnouturvatchňapnutí
få fat igribegribe fat isnuppe
tarttuavangitakourapidättäätarrata
zgrabiti
hirtelen megragadásmarkológépmegfogásmegragadás
grípaòrífa í, hrifsasölsa undir sig
ひっつかむ
움켜잡다
griebimasgriebtigrobtistvėrimasstverti
grābienspiesavinātiessagrābtsatverttvēriens
chmatnutieuchmatnúťuchytiť
iztrgatizagrabiti
ta tag i
จับฉวย
ele geçirmekgaspkapmakapmakkavramak
tóm

grab

[græb]
A. N
1. (= snatch) to make a grab at or for sthintentar agarrar algo
it's all up for grabsestá a disposición de cualquiera
2. (esp Brit) (Tech) → cuchara f
B. VT
1. (= seize) → coger, agarrar (LAm); (greedily) → echar mano a
to grab sth from sbarrebatarle algo a algn
to grab hold of sth/sbagarrar algo/a algn
2. (fig) [+ chance etc] → aprovechar
I'll just grab a quick showerme voy a dar una ducha rápida
we can grab a sandwich on the waycomeremos un bocadillo por el camino
I managed to grab him before he leftconseguí pillarle antes de que se marchara
3. (= attract, appeal to) how does that grab you?¿qué te parece?
that really grabbed meaquello me entusiasmó de verdad
it doesn't grab meno me va
C. VI to grab at (= snatch) → tratar de coger or (LAm) agarrar; (in falling) → tratar de asir

grab

[ˈgræb]
vt
[+ person] → saisir, empoigner
to grab sb by the arm → saisir qn par le bras
to grab hold of sb → empoigner qn
[+ thing] → saisir
to grab hold of sth → attraper qch
I was desperately trying to grab hold of something solid → J'essayais désespérément de m'agripper à quelque chose de stable.
[+ property, power] → s'emparer de
[+ drink, sandwich] → se prendre
to grab a few hours' sleep → s'accorder quelques heures de sommeil
[+ chance, opportunity] → saisir
to grab sb's attention → attirer l'attention de qn
vi
to grab at sth → essayer de saisir qch
n
to make a grab for sth → faire un mouvement vif pour saisir qch
to be up for grabs (= available) → être disponiblegrab bag n (US) sac où l'on pioche des petits cadeaux

grab

n
Griff m; to make a grab at or for somethingnach etw greifen or schnappen (inf)
(Mech) → Greifer m
(inf) to be up for grabszu haben sein (inf); there are big prizes up for grabses gibt tolle Preise zu gewinnen; grab bag (US) → Glücksbeutel m, → Grabbelsack m
vt
(= seize)packen; (greedily) → packen, sich (dat)schnappen (inf); (= take, obtain)wegschnappen (inf); moneyraffen; (inf: = catch) personschnappen (inf); chancebeim Schopf ergreifen (inf); attentionauf sich (acc)ziehen; he grabbed (hold of) my sleeveer packte mich am Ärmel; to grab something away from somebodyjdm etw wegreißen; to grab something to eat (inf) to grab a bite (inf)schnell was essen; I’ll just grab a sandwich (inf)ich esse nur schnell ein Sandwich; I’ll just grab a nap (inf)ich mache nur schnell ein Nickerchen (inf); to grab the headlinesSchlagzeilen machen
(inf: = appeal to) → anmachen (inf); it didn’t grab medas hat mich nicht angemacht (inf); how does that grab you?wie findest du das?, was meinst du dazu?
vi(hastig) zugreifen or zupacken; to grab atgreifen or grapschen (inf)nach, packen (+acc); he grabbed at the chance of promotioner ließ sich die Chance, befördert zu werden, nicht entgehen; help yourselves, children, but don’t grabgreift zu, Kinder, aber nicht so hastig

grab

[græb]
1. n
a. (snatch) to make a grab at or for sthcercare di afferrare qc
b. (Tech) → benna
2. vt (seize) → afferrare, acchiappare; (property, power) → impossessarsi di, impadronirsi di; (greedily) → agguantare (fig) (chance) → cogliere al volo
to grab sth from sb → strappare qc di mano a qn
3. vi to grab attentare disperatamente di afferrare; (in falling) → cercare di aggrapparsi a

grab

(grab) past tense, past participle grabbed verb
1. to seize, grasp or take suddenly. He grabbed a biscuit.
2. to get by rough or illegal means. Many people tried to grab land when oil was discovered in the district.
noun
a sudden attempt to grasp or seize. He made a grab at the boy.
grab at
to try to grasp, seize or take, not necessarily successfully. He grabbed at the boy; He grabbed at the chance to leave.

grab

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