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

3 senses of nab

Sense 1
nab -- (tag the base runner to get him out)
       => tag -- (touch a player while he is holding the ball)

Sense 2
collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop -- (take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals")
       => 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 3
nab -- (seize suddenly)
       => 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")

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