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Verb: nab (nabbed,nabbing)  nab
  1. (baseball) tag the base runner to get him out
  2. Take into custody
    "the police nabbed the suspected criminals";
    - collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, cop, nick [Brit, informal], pinch [Brit, informal]
  3. Seize suddenly

Derived forms: nabbed, nabbing, nabs

Type of: clutch, prehend [archaic], seize, tag

Encyclopedia: Nab