Definition for grab

verb as in seize suddenly or quickly

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Now, two years after Ethiopia first teased the world with plans that as much of half of the country’s telecommunications industry was up for grabs, there is still no clear timetable for its implementation.

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Yet that hasn’t stopped him from using the crisis to justify even more aggressive data grabs.

Kayla Jimenez compiled a list of the seats that are up for grabs and the major initiatives that have already qualified in this week’s North County Report.

There are two City Council seats — District 2 and District 4 — up for grabs.

The officers approached Garner and tried to grab hold of him, but he swatted their hands away.

Johnson would tell the grand jury that he never saw Brown stick his hand inside the car and grab the gun.

In fact, as Ihrig points out, Mussolini called himself “the Mustafa Kemal of a Milanese Ankara” as he began his own power-grab.

The brazen land grab of Crimea was planned while Putin was enjoying the limelight of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

With every grab, the idea that law and politics are separate becomes harder for anyone to believe.

His motto was, "Grab a dollar to-day—but don't meddle with it if it interferes with a thousand dollars in ten years."

Joe tried to grab him with the boathook, but it was useless, and the unhappy poltroon's body was whirled away.

Sure maybe you could grab that dough by blasting your way with the heaters plenty.

Jehosophat kicked at him with his wet feet, and tried to grab the fat red nose that hung down over the turkey's beak.

It might be nothing more than the ordinary “grab racket” with which a feast commonly concludes; it might be something worse.


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On this page you'll find 133 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grab, such as: capture, catch, clutch, grasp, grip, and seize.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.