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Meaning & Definition of Grab in English

English

Grab

/græb/

noun

1. A mechanical device for gripping an object

    synonym:
  • grab

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • catch
  • ,
  • grab
  • ,
  • snatch
  • ,
  • snap

verb

1. Take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

  • "Catch the ball!"
  • "Grab the elevator door!"
    synonym:
  • catch
  • ,
  • grab
  • ,
  • take hold of

2. Get hold of or seize quickly and easily

  • "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"
    synonym:
  • snap up
  • ,
  • snaffle
  • ,
  • grab

3. Make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand

  • "The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask"
    synonym:
  • grab

4. Obtain illegally or unscrupulously

  • "Grab power"
    synonym:
  • grab

5. Take or grasp suddenly

  • "She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room"
    synonym:
  • grab

6. Capture the attention or imagination of

  • "This story will grab you"
  • "The movie seized my imagination"
    synonym:
  • grab
  • ,
  • seize