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- (transitive & intransitive) If you grab something, you quickly reach out and take it in your hand.
- A strong hand grabbed her arm and pulled her backward.
- I stood up quickly and grabbed my purse from the back of the chair.
- He grabbed a handful of nuts from the bowl.
- (transitive) If something grabs the headlines, it suddenly becomes a major news story.
- Scientists at the school grabbed headlines last week with their discovery of a new kind of fat.
- (countable) If you make a grab for something, you try to get it.
- I made a grab for his hand and the knife flew out the door.
- With the weak government, observers believe that the military might make a grab for power.