Grab

Definition of Grab

Pronunciation: grăb
n.1.(Naut.) A vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts.
v. t. & i.1.To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch.
[imp. & p. p. Grabbed (grăbd); p. pr. & vb. n. Grabbing.]
n.1.A sudden grasp or seizure.
2.An instrument for clutching objects for the purpose of raising them; - specially applied to devices for withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells that are drilled, bored, or driven.
Grab bag
at fairs, a bag or box holding small articles which are to be drawn, without being seen, on payment of a small sum.
Grab game
a theft committed by grabbing or snatching a purse or other piece of property.

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