verb (used with object), grabbed, grab·bing.
- to cause a reaction in; affect: How does my idea grab you?
- to arouse the interest or excitement of: The book was O.K., but it just didn't grab me.
verb (used without object), grabbed, grab·bing.
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Idioms for grab
Origin of grab1
OTHER WORDS FROM grabgrab·ba·ble, adjectiveun·grab·bing, adjective
Definition for grab (2 of 2)
Origin of grab2
Example sentences from the Web for grab
At this point, the female rapper comes across as fairly sympathetic—that is, until Azealia Banks grabs the mic.Solange Smacks Jay Z, Legolas Slaps Bieber, and the Biggest Celebrity Feuds of the Year|Amy Zimmerman|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Growing rapidly as a community and up for grabs, Asian Americans are deciding elections around the country.Asian Americans Are The Country’s Fastest Growing Swing Vote|Tim Mak|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At that age you can fashion yourself: everything is up for grabs.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance|Tim Teeman|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, when you Google “Brian Lederman” the first result describes him as someone who “grabs a lot of asses.”Online Shaming Gives Creeps the Spotlight They Deserve|Samantha Allen|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I think the evangelical vote is up for grabs,” Biundo, the former Santorum aide now working for Paul, told me.
She grabs Mary's arm and pushes her towards, the door to the hall.The Straw|Eugene O'Neill
I grabs up a gun—his own gun it was—an' sends him a long far'well.Burl|Morrison Heady
He races back and starts to holler, “Stop it Mel,” and grabs her collar.FreeChildrenStories.com Collection|Daniel Errico
He then begins working his paw through the opening, and when he has reached the cornmeal, seeds and other bait he grabs a handful.Seven Legs Across the Seas|Samuel Murray
But she steadily drew ahead, and ere long it was seen that the four grabs were being hopelessly outpaced.In Clive's Command|Herbert Strang
British Dictionary definitions for grab
verb grabs, grabbing or grabbed
Derived forms of grabgrabber, noun
Word Origin for grab
Idioms and Phrases with grab
In addition to the idiom beginning with grab
- grab bag
- how does that grab you
- up for grabs