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grab - Dictionary definition and meaning for word grab

Definition
(noun) a mechanical device for gripping an object
Definition
(noun) the act of catching an object with the hands
Synonyms : catch , snap , snatch
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
Synonyms : catch , take hold of
Example Sentence
  • Catch the ball!
  • Grab the elevator door!

Definition
(verb) get hold of or seize quickly and easily
Synonyms : snaffle , snap up
Example Sentence
  • I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale

Definition
(verb) make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand
Example Sentence
  • The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask

Definition
(verb) obtain illegally or unscrupulously
Example Sentence
  • Grab power

Definition
(verb) take or grasp suddenly
Example Sentence
  • She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room

Definition
(verb) capture the attention or imagination of
Synonyms : seize
Example Sentence
  • This story will grab you
  • The movie seized my imagination

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for grab

crab and grab are homophone, so you could remember the meaning by action of crab's claws. that is holding firmly.
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