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    grab - Dictionary definition and meaning for word grab

    Definition
    (noun) a mechanical device for gripping an object Definition
    (noun) the act of catching an object with the hands
    Synonyms : catch , snap , snatch
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
    Synonyms : catch , take hold of
    Example Sentence
    • Catch the ball!
    • Grab the elevator door!
    Definition
    (verb) get hold of or seize quickly and easily
    Synonyms : snaffle , snap up
    Example Sentence
    • I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale
    Definition
    (verb) make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand
    Example Sentence
    • The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask
    Definition
    (verb) obtain illegally or unscrupulously
    Example Sentence
    • Grab power
    Definition
    (verb) take or grasp suddenly
    Example Sentence
    • She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room
    Definition
    (verb) capture the attention or imagination of
    Synonyms : seize
    Example Sentence
    • This story will grab you
    • The movie seized my imagination
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for grab

crab and grab are homophone, so you could remember the meaning by action of crab's claws. that is holding firmly.

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