grabbed grabbed  /ˈɡræbd/

Definition(s):

  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

Usage(s):

  1. Despite the risk to their own lives, they grabbed Denny, put him back into his cab and drove him to a nearby hospital where doctors were able to save his life.
  2. In Salamanca he grabbed a baton and directed the high school band, grabbed a hula hoop and, with a flourish, tossed it around his neck.
  3. An old man grabbed my hand and guided it over the contours of shrapnel buried in his gut.

News

  1. 30 Minute 'Swap Force' Play Through Reveals, Grim Creaper, Hoot Loop And Series 3 Spyro

    I grabbed Guha Bala, co-founder of Vicarious Visions, at the Skylanders Swap Force booth to talk me through the new Rampant Ruins level of the game that Activision were demoing at E3.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Loveland police seek man who grabbed girl at Safeway store

    Loveland police are looking for a man who grabbed a 12-year-old girl by the wrist outside a Safeway store before leaving on a bicycle.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Fort Collins Coloradoan

  3. Weekley said gun was grabbed the night Aiyana died, Detroit officers testify

    Detroit police on the scene of a May 2010 raid that ended in the death of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones testified Tuesday that Officer Joseph Weekley later told them 'someone grabbed my gun.'
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

Quotes

  1. The paper quoted van der Sloot as saying, "I did not want to do it. The girl intruded into my private life...... she didn't have any right. I went to her and I hit her. She was scared, we argued and she tried to escape. I grabbed her by the neck and...
    on Jun 6, 2010 By: Joran van der Sloot Source: msnbc.com

  2. "All I felt was pain when I grabbed it," Pierce said of his knee. "A lot of things going through my mind. I thought I tore something. Once I heard the pop, and I couldn't move it at first, I thought that was it."
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: Paul Pierce Source: CNN International

  3. "This guy came out of the gate and grabbed me and I grabbed him by the ear and I kicked him in the groin," Fraser told several Australian television stations. "So he had to let me go. He threatened my life and I got really annoyed about that...
    on Aug 31, 2009 By: Dawn Fraser Source: SwimmingWorldMagazine.com

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affectation affectation
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