verb (used with object), nabbed, nab·bing. Informal.
Origin of nab
Examples from the Web for nabbed
And yet, she nabbed a Best Supporting Actress nomination over the one and only Oprah.15 Golden Globe Snubs and Surprises: No Oprah, No Jon Hamm, and More|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
According to the Los Angeles Times, he was nabbed by store security after they saw him place a pair of headphones down his pants.
His was one of 11 nominations for Homeland, which also nabbed a supporting actress nod for Morena Baccarin.Emmy Nomination Surprises and Snubs: ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Orphan Black,’ and More|Jason Lynch|July 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
[Style.com] Kate Upton's New Vogue Cred: Kate Upton has nabbed another Vogue cover.Kim Kardashian Finally Gets Noticed By Vogue; Rick Owens's Eurovision Performance|The Fashion Beast Team|June 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Red Sox centerfield Johnny Pesky nabbed the relay, double-clutched the ball, and threw late to the plate.
It seems he owned up to the whole business when they first nabbed him, and the only thing he can do now is to plead guilty.An Amateur Fireman|James Otis
"I came near gettin' nabbed; that's what's the matter," said Martin.Rufus and Rose|Horatio Alger, Jr
But he nabbed that paper with a weak hand as soon as her back was turned and read the date!The City of Fire|Grace Livingston Hill
It made me think of some fellows I know that were nabbed last night for breaking windows.The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice|Allen Chapman
I'll bet you anything you like, on the basis of two to one, that I don't get nabbed while we are on this lay.A Woman at Bay|Nicholas Carter
verb nabs, nabbing or nabbed (tr) informal
Word Origin for nab
"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.