Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun grab

2 senses of grab

Sense 1
grab -- (a mechanical device for gripping an object)
       => mechanical device -- (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Sense 2
catch, grab, snatch, snap -- (the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion")
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb grab

6 senses of grab

Sense 1
catch, grab, take hold of -- (take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")

Sense 2
snap up, snaffle, grab -- (get hold of or seize quickly and easily; "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale")
       => take -- (take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks")

Sense 3
grab -- (make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand; "The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 4
grab -- (obtain illegally or unscrupulously; "Grab power")
       => obtain -- (come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?")

Sense 5
grab -- (take or grasp suddenly; "She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")

Sense 6
grab, seize -- (capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination")
       => intrigue, fascinate -- (cause to be interested or curious)

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