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Definition of "grab" []

  • To take or grasp suddenly: grabbed the letter from me. (verb-transitive)
  • To capture or restrain; arrest. (verb-transitive)
  • To obtain or appropriate unscrupulously or forcibly: grab public funds; grab power. (verb-transitive)
  • To take hurriedly: grabbed my coat and hat and left. (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To capture the attention of: a plot that grabs the reader. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grab" in a sentence
  • "Proposed changes visible to users leverage grape system even for Groovy's GDK (may involve "bundled grapes") enhance GroovyStarter/LoaderConfiguration to support -- grab on commandline and grab in conf file (see also GROOVY-3215 conf file in Groovy) (slightly orthogonal but related change) enhance AST transform support to allow scripts to grab without need for a class or method definition, e.g. "@grab (...)"
  • "It's either your title grab your viewers 'attention or they simply decide that they are not interested."
  • "Lester might want to reach through mic in grab your throat but."