grab grab  /ˈɡræb/


  1. (n) a mechanical device for gripping an object
  2. (n) the act of catching an object with the hands
  3. (v) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
  4. (v) get hold of or seize quickly and easily
  5. (v) make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand
  6. (v) obtain illegally or unscrupulously
  7. (v) take or grasp suddenly
  8. (v) capture the attention or imagination of


  1. The national frenzy to grab neighbors' territory was started by Adolf Hitler's Sudeten grab.
  2. You're the college counselor at a public school in a hothouse ZIP code, and you wish you could grab the students, grab the parents by the shoulders and shake them.
  3. Customers simply grab what they want from pipe-racks, pay cash and carry their purchases away.


  1. Electronics stolen during 'smash and grab' burglary

    Lebanon City Police are investigating a 'smash and grab' burglary at Old School Electronics at 1224 Cumberland Street. According to police, unknown person(s) smashed the glass on the store entrance with a rock.  After entering the store, the suspect(s) smashed a display case with another rock and took used cellphones and GPS units, that were on display. The business was closed at the time of the ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg

  2. Lebanon police investigating "smash-and-grab" burglary

    Lebanon police are investigating a "smash-and-grab" burglary at a city electronics store early Wednesday morning.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Lebanon Daily News

  3. HPD: ATM hauled off during smash-and-grab at north Houston convenience store

    HOUSTON—Houston police are investigating yet another ATM smash-and-grab that happened in the north Houston area over the past few weeks. This one happened Tuesday morning at a 24-hour convenience store on the North Freeway at Rittenhouse. Police said a clerk was inside the store around 6 a.m. when a stolen pickup truck came crashing through the building. The store was actually open for business ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston


  1. "As we have seen, there is now significant danger of such a provision being exploited by politically-motivated organizations or individuals who set out only to grab headlines knowing their case has no realistic chance of a successful...
    on Mar 5, 2010 By: Gordon Brown Source: Trend News Agency

  2. "The brass ring was there for a lot of different teams to grab it," Slive said. "Sometimes they did and sometimes they didn't, and when they didn't it allowed two teams that were seen as two of the better teams in the country early in the...
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Mike Slive Source: Forbes

  3. Gay said he felt the baton and "then I went to grab it and there was nothing. It's kind of the way it's been happening to me this Olympics."
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Tyson Gay Source: San Jose Mercury News

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