grab at/for

Definition of grab at/for

  1. :  to quickly stretch out one's hand and try to touch or hold (something or someone) People were grabbing at her as she walked through the crowd. He grabbed for the ball and missed. —often used figuratively We grabbed at the chance to go. political parties grabbing for power

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to take or seize by or as if by a sudden motion or grasp

    :  to obtain without consideration of what is right or wrong

    :  to take hastily

  1. :  intended to be taken, seized, or grasped suddenly

    :  taken at random

  1. :  something taken, seized, or grasped suddenly

    :  a sudden snatch

    :  an unlawful or unethical seizure

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to criticize severely

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