nobble


nobble

verb, British slang

Definition of NOBBLE

1
to rob by the use of trickery or threats <an old scam that's been used for years to nobble unsuspecting London tourists>
2
to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly <a London bobby nobbled the pickpocket just as he was about to make off with the tourist's watch>
Synonyms bag, capture, collar, cop [slang], corral, get, glom, grab, grapple, hook, land, nab, nail, net, nobble [British slang], rap, seize, snag, snap (up), snare, snatch, trap
Related Words glove, halter, lasso, rope; apprehend, arrest, detain; bay, corner; clasp, clutch, fasten (on), fist, grasp, grip, hold, latch (on or onto), secure; rend, wrest; enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entangle, entrap, mesh; abduct, kidnap, spirit (away or off)
Antonyms miss

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