grab off

transitive verb

Definition of grab off

  1. 1 :  to take or appropriate forcefully or with haste or forthrightness dash in and grab off choice pieces of land — F. P. Gipson two Swiss mountaineers … had grabbed off the honors for the first ascent — Time

  2. 2 :  to choose for a partner (as in marriage) why is it that such a beauty … has not long ago been grabbed off — Walter O'Meara

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to cast off or become cast off

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