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nab

 (năb)
tr.v. nabbed, nab·bing, nabs Informal
1. To seize (a fugitive or wrongdoer); arrest.
2. To grab; snatch.

[Perhaps variant of dialectal nap, to seize, probably of Scandinavian origin.]

nab′ber n.
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nab

(næb)
vb (tr) , nabs, nabbing or nabbed
1. to arrest
2. to catch (someone) in wrongdoing
3. to seize suddenly; snatch
[C17: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish nappe, Swedish nappa to snatch. See kidnap]
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nab

(næb)

v.t. nabbed, nab•bing. Informal.
1. to arrest or capture.
2. to catch or seize suddenly.
3. to snatch or steal.
[1675–85; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Dan nappe, Norwegian, Swedish nappa to snatch]
nab′ber, n.

NAB

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nab


Past participle: nabbed
Gerund: nabbing

Imperative
nab
nab
Present
I nab
you nab
he/she/it nabs
we nab
you nab
they nab
Preterite
I nabbed
you nabbed
he/she/it nabbed
we nabbed
you nabbed
they nabbed
Present Continuous
I am nabbing
you are nabbing
he/she/it is nabbing
we are nabbing
you are nabbing
they are nabbing
Present Perfect
I have nabbed
you have nabbed
he/she/it has nabbed
we have nabbed
you have nabbed
they have nabbed
Past Continuous
I was nabbing
you were nabbing
he/she/it was nabbing
we were nabbing
you were nabbing
they were nabbing
Past Perfect
I had nabbed
you had nabbed
he/she/it had nabbed
we had nabbed
you had nabbed
they had nabbed
Future
I will nab
you will nab
he/she/it will nab
we will nab
you will nab
they will nab
Future Perfect
I will have nabbed
you will have nabbed
he/she/it will have nabbed
we will have nabbed
you will have nabbed
they will have nabbed
Future Continuous
I will be nabbing
you will be nabbing
he/she/it will be nabbing
we will be nabbing
you will be nabbing
they will be nabbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nabbing
you have been nabbing
he/she/it has been nabbing
we have been nabbing
you have been nabbing
they have been nabbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nabbing
you will have been nabbing
he/she/it will have been nabbing
we will have been nabbing
you will have been nabbing
they will have been nabbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nabbing
you had been nabbing
he/she/it had been nabbing
we had been nabbing
you had been nabbing
they had been nabbing
Conditional
I would nab
you would nab
he/she/it would nab
we would nab
you would nab
they would nab
Past Conditional
I would have nabbed
you would have nabbed
he/she/it would have nabbed
we would have nabbed
you would have nabbed
they would have nabbed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.nab - tag the base runner to get him outnab - tag the base runner to get him out  
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
tag - touch a player while he is holding the ball
2.nab - take into custodynab - take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
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"
3.nab - seize suddenly
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"
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nab

verb catch, arrest, apprehend, seize, lift (slang), nick (slang, chiefly Brit.), grab, capture, nail (informal), collar (informal), snatch, catch in the act, feel your collar (slang) He killed 12 people before the authorities nabbed him.
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nab

verb
1. Informal. To take into custody as a prisoner:
Informal: pick up.
Slang: bust, collar, pinch, run in.
2. Informal. To get hold of (something moving):
Idiom: lay hands on.
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Translations
يَقْبِضُ على
chytitnačapatsebrat
snuppe
góma, grípa
sugauti
notvertpieķert
enselemekyakalamak

nab

[næb] VT (= grab) [+ thing] → agarrar; [+ person] → pillar; (= arrest) → pescar, coger, agarrar (LAm); (= steal) → robar, mangar (Sp)
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nab

[ˈnæb] vt (= catch) → pincer, attraper
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nab

vt (inf)
(= catch)erwischen; (police) → schnappen (inf), → erwischen (inf); the police nabbed him when he …die Polizei hat ihn dabei erwischt, wie er … (inf)
(= take for oneself)sich (dat)grapschen (inf); somebody had nabbed my seatmir hatte jemand den Platz geklaut (inf)
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nab

[næb] vt (fam) (thief) → acciuffare, beccare; (person to speak to) → beccare, bloccare
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nab

(nӕb) past tense, past participle nabbed verb
to take, catch or get hold of. The police nabbed the thief.
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'Corruption was mother of all evils and NAB officers were doubling their efforts in nabbing corrupt elements.' He said the NAB had recovered hard earned looted money of the innocent citizen of the country from corrupt people.
He appreciated the performance of NAB Lahore under the supervision of DG NAB Lahore and directed all officers of NAB Lahore to double their efforts in nabbing corrupt, proclaimed offenders and absconders as per law.
Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB while address to NAB officers said that NAB Rawalpindi has been actively pursuing the cause of eradication of corruption and nabbing corrupt through a holistic approach of Awareness, Prevention and Enforcement by adopting Zero Tolerance Policy across the board.