He said he had been commanded to grab every journalist showing up at the morgue.
Silently, he moves to grab a kombo (a whisk broom instrument)—then, softly, he taps her shoulders and head.
And not even they will grab the American flag and man the barricades to fight for “matching.”
grab your friends and get ready to kick back on a float, drink in hand.
When you become a PORC (Person of Reduced Circumstances) with major bag-lady fears, you grab any freebie advice you can get.
"grab him, Fanny; he's as strong as a young bear," he cried.
And then as she swooped by, he made a grab at her and tore her dress.
Are those Tao men going to grab me the minute I show my face on the street, or will he protect me?
We shall be here on the coast where we can hear of something to grab in on.
Then, snatching up such clothes as they could grab, the two fled to us.
1580s, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German grabben "to grab," from Proto-Germanic *grab (cf. Old English græppian "to seize," Old Saxon garva, Old High German garba "sheaf," literally "that which is gathered up together"), from PIE *ghrebh- "to seize, reach" (cf. Sanskrit grbhnati "seizes," Old Persian grab- "seize" as possession or prisoner, Old Church Slavonic grabiti "to seize, rob," Lithuanian grebiu "to rake"). Sense of "to get by unscrupulous methods" reinforced by grab game, a kind of swindle, attested from 1846. Related: Grabbed; grabbing.
1777, "thing grabbed;" 1824, "act of grabbing," from grab (v.). Up for grabs attested from 1945 in jive talk.