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  1. grab
    IPA[ɡrab]
  2. verb

    • 1. grasp or seize suddenly and roughly:

      she grabbed him by the shirt collar she grabbed her keys and rushed out
      Synonym : seize, grasp, snatch, seize hold of, grab hold of, take hold of, catch hold of, lay hold of, lay (one's) hands on, get one's hands on, take a grip of, fasten around, grapple, grip, clasp, clutch, catch at, take, pluck, collar
    • 2. make a sudden snatch at:

      he grabbed at the handle, missed, and nearly fell
    • 3. obtain or get (something) quickly or opportunistically, sometimes unscrupulously:

      I'll grab another drink while there's still time someone's grabbed my seat
      Synonym : obtain, acquire, come by, carry off, come to have, get, receive, gain, earn, win, come into, come in for, take possession of, take receipt of, be given, buy, purchase, procure, possess oneself of, secure, snap up, gather, collect, pick up, appropriate, amass, build up, hook, net, land, achieve, attain, get/lay one's hands on, get one's mitts on, get hold of, bag, score, swing, nab, collar, pull down, cop, blag
    • 4. (of a brake on a vehicle) grip the wheel harshly or jerkily:

      the brakes grabbed very badly
    • 5. attract the attention of; make an impression on:

      how does that grab you?

    noun

    • 1. a quick sudden clutch or attempt to seize:

      he made a grab at the pistol
    • 2. an act of obtaining something opportunistically or unscrupulously:

      they used the law to effect a land grab
    • 3. a frame of video or television footage, digitized and stored as a still image in a computer memory for subsequent display, printing, or editing:

      a screen grab from Wednesday's program
    • 4. a mechanical device for clutching, lifting, and moving things, especially materials in bulk.

    • 5. denoting a bar or strap for people to hold on to for support or in a moving vehicle:

      for elderly people, grab rails at strategic places are likely to prevent accidents
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: grab, plural noun: grabs

    • v.: verb: grab, 3rd person present: grabs, gerund or present participle: grabbing, past tense: grabbed, past participle: grabbed

    • verb

      grasp or seize suddenly and roughly:

      obtain or get (something) quickly or opportunistically:

    • noun

      a quick sudden clutch or attempt to seize:

      an act of obtaining something opportunistically or unscrupulously:

    • noun

      a frame of television or video footage that is digitized and stored as a still image for subsequent display, editing, or printing:

      an image of the data displayed on the screen of a computer or mobile device; a screenshot:

    • verb

      take a screen grab of:
    • noun

      a container from which a person chooses a wrapped item at random, without knowing the contents.

      an assortment of miscellaneous items.

    • noun

      an undignified or unprincipled acquisition of a large sum of money with little effort.
    • noun

      an act of seizing land in an opportunistic or unlawful manner:
    • noun

      a frame of television or video footage that is digitized and stored as a still image for subsequent display, editing, or printing:

      an image of the data displayed on the screen of a computer or mobile device; a screenshot:

    • verb

      take a screen grab of:
    • noun

      a container from which a person chooses a wrapped item at random, without knowing the contents.

      an assortment of items in a sealed bag which one buys or is given without knowing what the contents are.

    • noun

      a rail for people to hold on to for support:
    • noun

      an act of seizing land in an opportunistic or unlawful manner:
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