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grab - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'grab' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Grab [ n.]
- A vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts.
- A sudden grasp or seizure.
- 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.
2 . Grab [ v. t. & i.]
- To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch.

Meaning of 'grab' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . grab [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the act of catching an object with the hands
Example in sentence:
  • he made a grab for the ball before it landed;
  • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away;
  • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate;
  • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
2 . grab [ v]
Meaning (2):
- take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
Example in sentence:
  • Catch the ball!;
  • Grab the elevator door!
Meaning (3):
- obtain illegally or unscrupulously
Example in sentence:
  • Grab power
Meaning (4):
- get hold of or seize quickly and easily
Example in sentence:
  • I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale
Meaning (5):
- take or grasp suddenly
Example in sentence:
  • She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room
Meaning (6):
- capture the attention or imagination of
Example in sentence:
  • The movie seized my imagination;
  • This story will grab you
Meaning (7):
- make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand
Example in sentence:
  • The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask