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synonyms for grabbing

  • capture
  • catch
  • clutch
  • grasp
  • grip
  • seize
  • snag
  • snatch
  • take
  • collar
  • corral
  • glom
  • grapple
  • hook
  • land
  • nab
  • nail
  • pluck
  • catch hold of
  • get one's fingers on
  • get one's hands on
  • lay one's hands on
  • snap up
  • take hold of
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antonyms for grabbing

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  • free
  • give
  • let go
  • liberate
  • lose
  • misunderstand
  • offer
  • receive
  • release
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How to use grabbing in a sentence

Tess Rillette was grabbing Lasseroe's arm, saying, "Please—enough has already happened—"
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
I went sideways out of the door, grabbing my gun as I rolled on the pavement.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
I just can't look at those baking-powder biscuits without grabbing one; I'm that wolfish.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
But before he could make the grabbing move the corridor door slammed noisily and the madman was gone.
THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
The Dutch girl, singing a song of the lowlands, was grabbing clothes off a line, with no fear of running over an old man.
A YANKEE FROM THE WESTOPIE READ
It was just a case of one root coming up and his grabbing another one, and slipping a little each time.
ROY BLAKELEY'S BEE-LINE HIKEPERCY KEESE FITZHUGH
Grabbing Hop Loo's waving arm, Matt deftly relieved the yellow fist of the billet of wood.
MOTOR MATT'S MYSTERYSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
I could give you a lot of examples of bright young chaps who have grabbed in when the grabbing was good.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
Grabbing from his bag the first magical tool he could find he transformed the bushes into three white pigs.
LITTLE WIZARD STORIES OF OZL. FRANK BAUM
But Snake suddenly reeled, and went down on one knee, grabbing the sides of the plank.
THE JEWELS OF APTORSAMUEL R. DELANY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GRABBING

  • avaricious
  • avid
  • covetous
  • demanding
  • desirous
  • grabbing
  • grabby
  • grasping
  • greedy
  • predatory
  • prehensile
  • rapacious
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.