nabbed nabbed  /ˈnæbd/


  1. (v) tag the base runner to get him out
  2. (v) take into custody
  3. (v) seize suddenly



  1. Among those nabbed were top-level bureaucrats allegedly paid off by Lai, including Li Jizhou, the Deputy Minister of Public Security in Beijing, and Lan Pu, the vice mayor of Xiamen.
  2. The 32-year-old was detained quietly enough: police nabbed him while he was exercising in a park in a plush Mexico City suburb.
  3. Not a shot was fired, or a leader nabbed, in a major offensive that failed to live up to its advance billing.


  1. FBI identifies bank robbery suspect as ex-WBA welter champ James Page

    Former World Boxing Association welterweight champion James Page has been nabbed by the FBI under suspicion of being the notorious “Button Down Bandit,” who was wanted in connection with at least eight bank robberies in Northern California since March.
    on June 12, 2013     Source:

  2. Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden Nabbed With Weed In Hotel Room [Report]

    Joel Madden has been busted with weed in his hotel room in Sydney, multiple entertainment publications have reported. Madden, the frontman of Good Charlotte, has been staying in Australia while he acts as a coach on the nation’s version of The Voice. He was reportedly kicked out of his hotel room after police seized a ”small amount [...] Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden Nabbed With Weed In Hotel ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. VB ice cream shop burglarized, damaged

    Police nabbed a burglary suspect who was reportedly able to stay inside the business for several hours over the weekend.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: FOX 43 TV Hampton Roads

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