to arrest or capture.
to catch or seize, especially suddenly.
to snatch or steal.
- nabber, noun
Other definitions for NAB (2 of 2)
Also N.A.B. National Association of Broadcasters.
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How to use nab in a sentence
So say the Secret Service nabs him on the lawn, in plain sight of tourists with cameras.Obama, the Coffee Salute, and the Dementia on the Right | Sally Kohn | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But I think it will be Sally Hawkins for Blue Jasmine who nabs it.2014 Oscar Predictions: Who Will and Who Should Be Nominated | Marlow Stern, Kevin Fallon | January 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Entertainment Weekly CBS Nabs Comedy Produced By Ben Affleck Matt Damon.‘Glee’ Ratings Surge With Cory Monteith Tribute; Taylor Swift Still Searching For ‘Great Love’ | Culture Team | October 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then, Jack Bauer, my Hero, nabs the culprit entirely on his own, just as our Founding Fathers hoped.
Won't it be a good joke when McGibony nabs him and finds the money on his person?The Expressman and the Detective | Allan Pinkerton
They will be in for a sudden disappearance unless the marshal nabs them soon.Bound to Succeed | Allen Chapman
And jest when I was thinking that, a feller comes down the front steps of that house on the jump and nabs me by the coat collar.Danny's Own Story | Don Marquis
Next time you nabs me writin' a form sheet on any unknown, you can hang out the waste paper sign and send me to the scows.Torchy | Sewell Ford
"Ey'n spill t' last drop o' meh blood i' t' owd abbut's keawse," replied Hal o' Nabs.The Lancashire Witches | William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for nab
to catch (someone) in wrongdoing
to seize suddenly; snatch
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