|1.||[ verb ] take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion 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|
"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|
|5.||[ verb ] capture the attention or imagination of|
"This story will grab you" "The movie seized my imagination"
|6.||[ verb ] obtain illegally or unscrupulously|
|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|
|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|