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grab



Pronunciation: (grab), [key]
v., grabbed, grab•bing,
n.


v.t.
1. to seize suddenly or quickly; snatch; clutch: He grabbed me by the collar.
2. to take illegal possession of; seize forcibly or unscrupulously: to grab land.
3. to obtain and consume quickly: Let's grab a sandwich before going to the movie.
4. Slang.
a. to cause a reaction in; affect: How does my idea grab you?
b. to arouse the interest or excitement of: The book was O.K., but it just didn't grab me.

v.i.
1. to make a grasping or clutching motion (usually fol. by at): He grabbed frantically at the life preserver.
2. (of brakes, a clutch, etc.) to take hold suddenly or with a jolting motion; bind.

n.
1. a sudden, quick grasp or snatch: to make a grab at something.
2. seizure or acquisition by violent or unscrupulous means.
3. something that is grabbed.
4. a mechanical device for gripping objects.
5. the capacity to hold or adhere: The glue was so old it had lost its grab.
6. up for grabs, Informal.available to anyone willing to expend the energy to get it: The Republican nomination for mayor was up for grabs.

grab



Pronunciation: (grab), [key]
n.
an Oriental ship having two or three masts with a square rig.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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