land grab

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noun \ˈlan(d)-ˌgrab\

Definition of land grab

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

land–grabber

play \ˈlan(d)-ˌgra-bər\ noun

1860

First Known Use of land grab

1860

Variants of land grab

or less commonly

landgrab


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