Nab

Definition of Nab

Pronunciation: năbd
n.1.The summit of an eminence.
2.(Firearms) The cock of a gunlock.
3.(Locksmithing) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.
v. t.1.To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly.
[imp. & p. p. Nabbed (năbd); p. pr. & vb. n. Nabbing.]
2.To capture; to arrest; as, the police nabbed the culprit wtrying to hide in the basement.

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