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English noun: grab

1. grab (artifact) a mechanical device for gripping an object


Broader (hypernym)mechanical device

2. grab (act) the act of catching an object with the hands


SamplesMays 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 motion.


Synonymscatch, snap, snatch


Broader (hypernym)touch, touching


Narrower (hyponym)fair catch, interception, interlock, interlocking, mesh, meshing, rebound, reception, shoestring catch


English verb: grab

1. grab (contact) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of


SamplesCatch the ball!.
Grab the elevator door!.


Synonymscatch, take hold of


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize


Narrower (hyponym)fish, harpoon, hook, intercept, net, nett, stop


Verb groupcatch

2. grab (possession) get hold of or seize quickly and easily


SamplesI snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale.


Synonymssnaffle, snap up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)hog

3. grab (motion) make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand


SamplesThe passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move

4. grab (possession) obtain illegally or unscrupulously


SamplesGrab power.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)obtain

5. grab (contact) take or grasp suddenly


SamplesShe grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize

6. grab (cognition) capture the attention or imagination of


SamplesThis story will grab you.
The movie seized my imagination.


Synonymsseize


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fascinate, intrigue









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