a mechanical device for gripping an object
catch, grab, snatch, snap(verb)
the act of catching an object with the hands
"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"
snapshot, apprehension, crack, cunt, piece of cake, bit, arrest, twat, elasticity, duck soup, picnic, match, slit, pussy, ginger snap, ginger nut, taking into custody, centering, snatch, kidnapping, cinch, stop, collar, gingersnap, pushover, walkover, pinch, snap, snap bean, puss, child's play, press stud, catch, breeze, gimmick, snap fastener, cracking, haul, shot
catch, grab, take hold of(verb)
take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
"Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"
seize, beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, snap up, trip up, hitch, take hold of, catch up with, charm, catch, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, trance, enchant, pick up, snaffle, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see
snap up, snaffle, grab(verb)
get hold of or seize quickly and easily
"I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"
make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand
"The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask"
obtain illegally or unscrupulously
take or grasp suddenly
"She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room"
capture the attention or imagination of
"This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"
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How to use grab in a sentence?
The father entered the water and tried to grab the child and was not successful.
The first thing I did was go grab Jaxon and Tony grabbed his wheelchair, tony had to grab the three oxygen tanks before it exploded. We couldn’t grab anything else. By that time the flames were up in the air.
When President Obama designated the Bears Ears monument in December, he did so ignoring the voices of Utah leaders who were united in opposition, and even more importantly, ignoring the voices of the local Utahns most affected by this massive land grab.
I'll be looking at really watching my costs on our meals in the form of the more expensive items, like fresh produce, some of our schools offer alternative meals, like a salad bar that kids can sign up for or grab-and-go meals if they don't want the regular meal that day.
It's the brutal recruitment that is the most heart wrenching, forces come through their village and grab them and force them into fighting. It's an absolute negation of their basic rights as children, but also as people, not to be treated just as cannon fodder.
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- قبض, إختطافArabic
- uchopit, chytit, urvatCzech
- tag fatDanish
- Greifer, greifenGerman
- detener, arrestar, agarrarSpanish
- tarttua, vangita, tarttuminen, pidättää, koura, tarrata, napataFinnish
- empoigner, attraper, saisirFrench
- markológép, megragadás, megfogás, MegragadHungarian
- afferrare, arrestareItalian
- 掴む, つかむJapanese
- prehendo, sumo, capio, iaculisLatin
- złapać, porywać, chwytać, wyrywać, chwycićPolish
- pegar, agarrarPortuguese
- схватить, захва́т, схватывать, захватывать (внимание), хватать, арестовать, грейферRussian
- kapje, kap, rrëmbej, kapëseAlbanian
- gripa, arrestera, ta tag i, huggSwedish
- ele geçirmek, yakalamak, kapmakTurkish
- vồ lấyVietnamese
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