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Definition 1: take into custody - [verb of contact]

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

  • the police nabbed the suspected criminals

Synonyms for nab in the sense of this definition

(nab 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 2: seize suddenly - [verb of contact]

(nab 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 3: tag the base runner to get him out - [verb of contact]

(nab is a kind of ...) touch a player while he is holding the ball

(nab belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

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