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Dictionary definition for: Grab

1. (n) a mechanical device for gripping an object

2. (v) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!" "Grab the elevator door!"

3. (n) 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

4. (v) get hold of or seize quickly and easily; "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"

5. (v) make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand; "The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask"

6. (v) obtain illegally or unscrupulously; "Grab power"

7. (v) take or grasp suddenly; "She grabbed the child''s hand and ran out of the room"

8. (v) capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you" "The movie seized my imagination"

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