land grab

noun
\ ˈlan(d)-ˌgrab How to pronounce land grab (audio) \
variants: or less commonly landgrab

Definition of land grab

: a usually swift acquisition of property (such as land or patent rights) often by fraud or force

Other Words from land grab

land-grabber \ ˈlan(d)-​ˌgra-​bər How to pronounce land grab (audio) \ noun

Examples of land grab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, those aspirations appear to have been scaled back to a land grab that can be touted as triumph to the Russian masses and the country’s compliant media. Patrick J. Mcdonnell And Nabih Bulos, Anchorage Daily News, 5 June 2022 Now, those aspirations appear to have been scaled back to a land grab that can be touted as triumph to the Russian masses and the country’s compliant media. Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2022 So have attempts to expand Russia’s southern land grab westward to include Mykolaiv and Odessa. Paul Sonne And Robyn Dixon, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Mar. 2022 Still others say the American land grab in Haiti set off one of the most intractable crises besieging the hemisphere today: the vast migration of Haitians to countries across the region. New York Times, 20 May 2022 So have attempts to expand Russia’s southern land grab westward to include Mykolaiv and Odessa. Paul Sonne And Robyn Dixon, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Mar. 2022 The Biden administration, which has largely succeeded in building a united NATO front against Putin in recent weeks, is already facing demands from Capitol Hill for a swifter, harsher response to his land grab -- even from some Democrats. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 22 Feb. 2022 It’s a gambler land grab, and a lot of money is being spent on promotions like limited-time free bets and big advertising campaigns. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 24 Mar. 2022 So have attempts to expand Russia’s southern land grab westward to include Mykolaiv and Odessa. Paul Sonne And Robyn Dixon, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of land grab

1860, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2022

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“Land grab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/land%20grab. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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