grab

grab
grab [grab]
vt.
grabbed, grabbing [prob. < MDu grabben, akin to ON grapa, GRASP < IE base * ghrebh- > Sans grabh-, to seize]
1. to seize or snatch suddenly; take roughly and quickly
2. to get possession of by unscrupulous methods
3. Slang to attract strongly the attention of; impress greatly
vi.
to grab or try to grab something: often with for, at, onto, etc.
n.
1. the act of grabbing
2. something grabbed
3. any of various mechanical devices for clutching something to be hoisted
4. Chiefly Brit. CLAMSHELL (sense 2)
SYN.- TAKE
——————
☆ up for grabs
Slang available to the highest bidder, most aggressive person, etc.
grabber
n.

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