Mad Men and Modern Family came out tops on TV's most glamorous night—with Glee, despite the hype, nabbing just two awards.
In a world where enough is never enough, nabbing that last career-capping acquisition can kill you.
In just the latest, the embattled governor is being called out for violating state ethics laws by nabbing Yankees tickets gratis.
Then there is indeed a nabbing of men at the station, and sudden surrender on the part of the farmers, before it is too late.
"Maybe da vos vaiting for a chanct to cotch us nabbing," answered the Dutch soldier.
One citation for shooting it out with a burglar and another for nabbing a past-post crook at Lefko's horse room.
They kept guard and thought they had a sure thing of nabbing the burglars as they emerged with their spoils.
The police are coming and theyll get you, and I can identify you, if they dont succeed in nabbing you red-handed.
Like our common red-head, this bird has the habit of soaring out into the air and nabbing insects on the wing.
This den of ours opens on the river's edge, and, two days since, his Indians came within an ace of nabbing me.
"to catch (someone)," 1680s, probably a variant of dialectal nap "to seize, catch, lay hold of" (1670s, now surviving only in kidnap), which possibly is from Scandinavian (cf. Norwegian nappe, Swedish nappa "to catch, snatch;" Danish nappe "to pinch, pull"); reinforced by Middle English napand "grasping, greedy." Related: Nabbed; nabbing.
(also nabs) A police officer or detective (1950s+ Street gang)
To catch; seize; arrest; collar: The officers nabbed him around the corner (1686+)
[fr dialect nap as in kidnap, perhaps related to Swedish nappa, ''catch,'' or Danish nappe, ''pull''; probably related to nip; the noun sense is recorded in British criminal slang by 1813]