What does the word grab mean?

Usage examples for grab

  1. The wretched bully, shivering with passion and sudden fear, made a grab at Jim, and in an instant he was lying on the floor, and the two sailors opened the door and stepped out into the cold fog. – Looking Seaward Again by Walter Runciman
  2. A tall sophomore reached up confidently to grab it, but she found her hands empty. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  3. There is enough for everyone, and yet the instinct of these little creatures is to try and grab and keep all, each one for itself. – The New Theology by R. J. Campbell