He often was assigned to Times Square, where he and a partner had grabbed a suspect in a gunpoint rape.
McBride then reportedly turned on the women, and grabbed Baker violently.
I feel like someone reached in and grabbed my compass from around my neck and threw it from a moving train.
So, Macbeth grabbed his dagger and killed the king right off.
Then the tax men raided his house, grabbed his cash, sold his cars, his furniture, his televisions.
He grabbed at it, and, over-balancing, fell with a splash into the water.
He grabbed my arm, put it over his shoulder, and got me on my feet.
She danced up to her mother and kissed her, and before Mrs. Simpson could change her mind, Cindy grabbed Alec's hand.
Deborah, silent and fierce, grabbed at the handkerchief, and tore it from Maud's grasp.
And she grabbed him and very nearly threw him out into the street—could have done it, I believe, as easily as not.
1580s, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German grabben "to grab," from Proto-Germanic *grab (cf. Old English græppian "to seize," Old Saxon garva, Old High German garba "sheaf," literally "that which is gathered up together"), from PIE *ghrebh- "to seize, reach" (cf. Sanskrit grbhnati "seizes," Old Persian grab- "seize" as possession or prisoner, Old Church Slavonic grabiti "to seize, rob," Lithuanian grebiu "to rake"). Sense of "to get by unscrupulous methods" reinforced by grab game, a kind of swindle, attested from 1846. Related: Grabbed; grabbing.
1777, "thing grabbed;" 1824, "act of grabbing," from grab (v.). Up for grabs attested from 1945 in jive talk.