nabbing nabbing  /ˈnæ bɪŋ/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Italian authorities scored a major victory in 1993 by nabbing Riina after he had been on the run for 23 years.
  2. To a frog snagging a fly or a pelican nabbing a fish, food is fuel and nothing more.
  3. After the fall of Saddam Hussein, Sittar is said to have made a fortune by nabbing cars moving along the unguarded roads of Anbar Province.

News

  1. Research: Cheetah's acceleration, agility deadly combo for prey

    HATFIELD, England, June 12 (UPI) -- Cheetahs' success in nabbing their prey is because of their ability to accelerate and their agility, British researchers said in a study released Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Nottingham can give Astros catching depth

    The Houston Astros addressed a weakness on Friday, nabbing standout high school catcher Jacob Nottingham with the first pick in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Houston Astros

  3. Sox add college righty Stankiewicz in Round 2

    After nabbing power lefty Trey Ball with their first pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the Red Sox opted to complement him with a power righty in their second and final pick on Thursday night, snagging right-hander Teddy Stankiewicz at No. 45 in the second round.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Boston Red Sox

Quotes

  1. "It is vital at this juncture to protect the details and other information relating to countries and the officials who played their part in nabbing Pathmanathan," Rajapaksa said.
    on Aug 9, 2009 By: Mahinda Rajapakse Source: Hindustan Times

  2. "Now everyone, even the Western press, has accepted the effectiveness of our intelligence network, which has marked 90 per cent success in achieving the goal of nabbing terrorists," said General Musharraf, a key ally in the US-led war on terror.
    on Aug 10, 2004 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Alison says, "She's always got her eye on what everyone's doing and she's always nabbing people, the latest DJ or whatever, to get them to put their thing on her thing, you know.
    on Nov 6, 2005 By: Allison Goldfrapp Source: Gigwise

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