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grab


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grab  \Grab\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grabbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Grabbing}.]  [Akin  to  Sw  grabba  to  grasp.  Cf  {Grabble}, 
  {Grapple},  {Grasp}.] 
  To  gripe  suddenly;  to  seize;  to  snatch;  to  clutch. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grab  \Grab\,  n. 
  1.  A  sudden  grasp  or  seizure. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  {Grab  hag},  at  fairs,  a  bag  or  box  holding  small  articles 
  which  are  to  be  drawn,  without  being  seen,  on  payment  of  a 
  small  sum.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Grab  game},  a  theft  committed  by  grabbing  or  snatching  a 
  purse  or  other  piece  of  property.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grab  \Grab\,  n.  [Ar.  &  Hind.  ghur?b  crow,  raven,  a  kind  of  Arab 
  ship.]  (Naut.) 
  A  vessel  used  on  the  Malabar  coast,  having  two  or  three 
  masts. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grab 
  adj  :  taken  or  to  be  taken  at  random;  "grab  samples"  [syn:  {grab(a)}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  catching  an  object  with  the  hands;  "Mays  made  the 
  catch  with  his  back  to  the  plate"  [syn:  {catch},  {snatch}, 
  {snap}] 
  v  1:  take  hold  of  so  as  to  seize  or  restrain  or  stop  the  motion 
  of  "Catch  the  ball!"  "Grab  the  elevator  door!"  [syn:  {catch}, 
  {take  hold  of}] 
  2:  get  hold  of  or  seize  quickly  and  easily;  "I  snapped  up  all 
  the  good  buys  during  the  garage  sale"  [syn:  {snap  up},  {snaffle}] 
  3:  make  a  grasping  or  snatching  motion  with  the  hand:  "The 
  passenger  grabbed  for  the  oxygen  mask" 
  4:  obtain  illegally  or  unscrupulously;  "Grab  power" 
  5:  take  or  grasp  suddenly;  "She  grabbed  the  child's  hand  and 
  ran  out  of  the  room" 
  6:  capture  the  attention  of  "This  story  will  grab  you"  [syn:  {seize}] 




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