1. [ verb ] take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
Synonyms: catch take_hold_of

"Catch the ball!" "Grab the elevator door!"

Related terms: seize clutch intercept fish harpoon net hook catch_up catch catcher catcher
2. [ verb ] get hold of or seize quickly and easily
Synonyms: snap_up snaffle

"I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"

Related terms: take hog catch
3. [ verb ] make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand

: "The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask"

Related terms: move catch
4. [ adjective ] taken or to be taken at random

"grab samples"

Related terms: irregular
5. [ verb ] capture the attention or imagination of
Synonyms: seize

"This story will grab you" "The movie seized my imagination"

Related terms: intrigue
6. [ verb ] obtain illegally or unscrupulously

"Grab power"

Related terms: obtain
7. [ verb ] take or grasp suddenly

"She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room"

Related terms: clutch seize catch
8. [ noun ] a mechanical device for gripping an object
Related terms: mechanical_device
9. [ noun ] the act of catching an object with the hands
Synonyms: snap snatch catch

"Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"

Related terms: touch reception fair_catch rebound shoestring_catch mesh interception catch snatch snap_up
Similar spelling:   Grabe