"grab" Definition

Definitions for the word "grab" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
A vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
2. v. t. & i.
To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
3. n.
A sudden grasp or seizure.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
4. n.
An instrument for clutching objects for the purpose of raising them; -- specially applied to devices for withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells that are drilled, bored, or driven.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
5. v.
(-bb-) 1 seize suddenly. 2 take greedily or unfairly. 3 slang attract the attention of, impress. 4 (foll. By at) snatch at. 5 (of brakes) act harshly or jerkily. n. 1 sudden clutch or attempt to seize. 2 mechanical device for clutching. [low german or dutch]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
6. slang
to clutch, or seize; GRABBED, caught, apprehended.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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