Associations to the word «Grab»


GRAB, verb. (transitive) To grip suddenly; to seize; to clutch.
GRAB, verb. (intransitive) To make a sudden grasping or clutching motion (at something).
GRAB, verb. To restrain someone; to arrest.
GRAB, verb. To grip the attention; to enthrall.
GRAB, verb. (informal) To quickly collect or retrieve.
GRAB, verb. (informal) To consume something quickly.
GRAB, verb. To take the opportunity of.
GRAB, noun. A sudden snatch (for something)
GRAB, noun. A mechanical device that grabs or clutches
GRAB, noun. A device for withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells that are drilled, bored, or driven
GRAB, noun. (media) a soundbite
GRAB, noun. A two- or three-masted vessel used on the Malabar coast.
GRAB AND GO, verb. (idiomatic) To get something quickly
GRAB AT A STRAW, verb. Alternative form of grasp at straws
GRAB AT STRAWS, verb. Alternative form of grasp at straws
GRAB BAG, noun. A gift, purchase, etc. whose contents are concealed until after a selection is made
GRAB BAG, noun. (idiomatic) any random assortment, selection or possibility
GRAB BAG, noun. A moderately large bag of crisps or other snack, intended for sharing.
GRAB BAGS, noun. Plural of grab bag
GRAB BY THE LAPELS, verb. (idiom) To exert control (over something)
GRAB GAME, noun. (archaic) A theft committed by grabbing or snatching a purse or other piece of property.
GRAB GAMES, noun. Plural of grab game
GRAB SOME PINE, verb. (sports) Go sit on the bench. Typically used as a taunt after a strikeout. Popularized by Giants sportscaster Mike Krukow.

Dictionary definition

GRAB, noun. A mechanical device for gripping an object.
GRAB, noun. 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".
GRAB, verb. Take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!".
GRAB, verb. Get hold of or seize quickly and easily; "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale".
GRAB, verb. Make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand; "The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask".
GRAB, verb. Obtain illegally or unscrupulously; "Grab power".
GRAB, verb. Take or grasp suddenly; "She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room".
GRAB, verb. Capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination".

Wise words

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