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Verb: nab (nabbed,nabbing)  nab
Usage: informal
  1. Take into custody
    "the police nabbed the suspected criminals";
    - collar [informal], nail [informal], apprehend, arrest, pick up, cop [informal], nick [Brit, informal], pinch [Brit, informal]
     
  2. Quickly grab, take or steal
    "he nabbed the best seats"
     
  3. Catch someone doing something wrong
     
  4. (baseball) tag the base runner to get him out

Derived forms: nabbing, nabbed, nabs

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

Encyclopedia: Nab