grab at/for

phrasal verb
grabbed at/for; grabbing at/for; grabs at/for

Definition of grab at/for

: 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

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