American English

Definition of grab noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually singular] grab (at/for somebody/something) a sudden attempt to take or hold someone or something He made a grab for her bag. She used a grab rail to get out of the tub safely.
  2. 2grab (for something) an act of taking something quickly, unfairly, and usually by force The company made a land grab for the waterfront property.
  3. 3(computing) a picture taken from a television or video film, stored as an image on a computer a screen grab from Wednesday's program
  4. 4a piece of equipment that lifts and holds goods, for example the equipment that hangs from a crane
  5. Idioms
    up for grabs (informal)
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    available for anyone who is interested There are $25,000 worth of prizes up for grabs in our competition!
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: grab