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Definition 1: the act of catching an object with the hands - [noun denoting act]

Samples where grab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for grab in the sense of this definition

(grab is a kind of ...) the act of putting two things together with no space between them

"at his touch the room filled with lights"

(... is a kind of grab ) (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

(... is a kind of grab ) (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team

(... is a kind of grab ) (American football) the act of catching a pass in football

"the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"

(... is a kind of grab ) the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot

(... is a kind of grab ) (baseball) a running catch made near the ground

(... is a kind of grab ) the act of interlocking or meshing

"an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check"

Definition 2: a mechanical device for gripping an object - [noun denoting artifact]

(grab is a kind of ...) mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

Definition 3: capture the attention or imagination of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where grab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This story will grab you
  • The movie seized my imagination

Synonyms for grab in the sense of this definition

(grab is a kind of ...) cause to be interested or curious

Definition 4: take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of - [verb of contact]

Samples where grab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Catch the ball!
  • Grab the elevator door!

Synonyms for grab in the sense of this definition

(grab is a kind of ...) take hold of; grab

"The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter" "She clutched her purse" "The mother seized her child by the arm" "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"

(... is a kind of grab ) spear with a harpoon

"harpoon whales"

(... is a kind of grab ) catch or try to catch fish or shellfish

"I like to go fishing on weekends"

(... is a kind of grab ) catch with a hook

"hook a fish"

(... is a kind of grab ) catch with a net

"net a fish"

(... is a kind of grab ) seize on its way

"The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"

(grab has a similar meaning as ...) be the catcher

"Who is catching?"

Definition 5: take or grasp suddenly - [verb of contact]

Samples where grab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room

(grab is a kind of ...) take hold of; grab

"The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter" "She clutched her purse" "The mother seized her child by the arm" "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"

Definition 6: make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand - [verb of motion]

Samples where grab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask

(grab is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 7: get hold of or seize quickly and easily - [verb of possession]

Samples where grab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale

Synonyms for grab in the sense of this definition

(grab is a kind of ...) take into one's possession

"We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

(... is a kind of grab ) take greedily; take more than one's share

Definition 8: obtain illegally or unscrupulously - [verb of possession]

Samples where grab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Grab power

(grab is a kind of ...) come into possession of

"How did you obtain the visa?"

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