Definition of nab:

part of speech: verb

To catch or seize unexpectedly; to clap the hand down upon a thing- a low or slang word.

Usage examples:

  • I tell you, some one's on to the whole game, and they're just sitting back and waiting for the right moment to nab us. William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander in "The Crevice".
  • All right, lead on, and if you're telling a true yarn we'll nab them. Mary Rowles Jarvis in "Dick Lionheart".
  • But why didn't you nab a larger bottle? Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma in "Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis".
  • I s'pose you're out to nab him and get a scoop for that yellow rag of yours. Herman Landon in "The Gray Phantom's Return".

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