grab


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grab \Grab\ (gr[a^]b), n. [Ar. & Hind. ghur[=a]b crow, raven, a
   kind of Arab ship.] (Naut.)
   A vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three
   masts.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grab \Grab\ (gr[a^]b), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Grabbed
   (gr[a^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. Grabbing.] [Akin to Sw. grabba
   to grasp. Cf. Grabble, Grapple, Grasp.]
   To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grab \Grab\, n.
   1. A sudden grasp or seizure.
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   2. An instrument for clutching objects for the purpose of
      raising them; -- specially applied to devices for
      withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells
      that are drilled, bored, or driven.
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   Grab bag, at fairs, a bag or box holding small articles
      which are to be drawn, without being seen, on payment of a
      small sum. [Colloq.]

   Grab game, a theft committed by grabbing or snatching a
      purse or other piece of property. [Colloq.]
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