HyperDic: grab

English > 8 senses of the word grab:
VERBcontactgrab, catch, take hold oftake hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
possessiongrab, snap up, snaffleget hold of or seize quickly and easily
motiongrabmake a grasping or snatching motion with the hand
possessiongrabobtain illegally or unscrupulously
contactgrabtake or grasp suddenly
cognitiongrab, seizecapture the attention or imagination of
NOUNartifactgraba mechanical device for gripping an object
actgrab, catch, snatch, snapthe act of catching an object with the hands
grab > pronunciation
Soundsgrae'b
Rhymesab / Ab / AB ... taxicab: 20 rhymes with aeb...
English > grab: 8 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA mechanical device for gripping an object.
Broadermechanical devicemechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
English > grab: 8 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of catching an object with the hands.
Example "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"
Synonymscatch, snatch, snap
Narrowerfair catch(American football) a catch of a punt on the fly by a defensive player who has signalled that he will not run and so should not be tackled
interception(American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team
mesh, meshing, interlock, interlockingThe act of interlocking or meshing
reboundThe act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot
reception(American football) the act of catching a pass in football
shoestring catch(baseball) a running catch made near the ground
Broadertouch, touchingThe act of putting two things together with no space between them
Spanishagarrada, agarrón, asimiento, cogida
Catalanagafada
Verbsgrabtake hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
grabtake or grasp suddenly
grabmake a grasping or snatching motion with the hand
grabget hold of or seize quickly and easily
English > grab: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningtake hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "Grab the elevator door!"
Synonymscatch, take hold of
Narrowerfishcatch or try to catch fish or shellfish
harpoonSpear with a harpoon
hookcatch with a hook
intercept, stopseize / seize on its way
net, nettcatch with a net
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
Similar tocatchBe the catcher
Spanishagarrar, atrapar, capturar, cazar, coger
Catalanagafar, arrabassar, capturar, prendre
Nounsgrabthe act of catching an object with the hands
English > grab: 8 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningget hold of or seize quickly and easily.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymssnap up, snaffle
NarrowerhogTake greedily
BroadertakeTake into one's possession
Spanisharrebatar, coger
Catalanagafar, arrabassar, prendre
Nounsgrabthe act of catching an object with the hands
English > grab: 8 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningmake a grasping or snatching motion with the hand.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask"
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishagarrar
Nounsgrabthe act of catching an object with the hands
English > grab: 8 senses > verb 4, possession
MeaningObtain illegally or unscrupulously.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Grab power"
BroaderobtainCome into possession of
English > grab: 8 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningTake or grasp suddenly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room"
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
Nounsgrabthe act of catching an object with the hands
English > grab: 8 senses > verb 6, cognition
Meaningcapture the attention or imagination of.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"This story will grab you"
Synonymseize
Broaderintrigue, fascinateCause to be interested or curious

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