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)
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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
With both branches of Congress now under Republican control, we should act to halt those power grabs, too.
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
She was waving a twig of lavender, and little Martha was making grabs at it, and laughing her gurgling laugh of babyish glee.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
So when she grabs holt of me and asts me agin what did I mean I blubbered harder, jest the way a kid will, and says nothing else.Danny's Own Story|Don Marquis
When you quitted the door level for the third ascent you would cease to worry about impossible grabs.The Pillar of Light|Louis Tracy
But he ain't home daytimes, to count what eggs is laid, an' so I watches out an' grabs one a day.
Then he busts out an' grabs me by the throat an' near choked the life out or me.
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