make a grab for


: to try to take quickly
She made a grab for the last cookie.

Examples of make a grab for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, the Securities and Exchange Commission is frantically trying to catch up, investigating Goldman Sachs and other big banks and questioning whether some are slapping E.S.G. labels on funds that may not deserve them to make a grab for investor assets. New York Times, 18 June 2022 But sometimes octopuses will see a tasty critter dashing by and make a grab for it. Veronique Greenwood, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2022 Here's how to make a grab for $150,000 in scholarships. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 2 May 2022 So there's a lot of opportunity in this galaxy for a young prince eager to make a grab for power. Christian Holub,, 10 Mar. 2022 The scudetto is there for the taking, and Napoli look set to make a grab for it. James Nalton, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 Ronaldo is being pressured to sell to a real estate speculator who will raze Authentico, putting dozens out of work, and make a grab for the surrounding land that will be used to launder money. Oline H. Cogdill,, 25 May 2021 Critics of the decision say the Islamist militants will make a grab for power and civilians live in fear of being subjected once more to brutal and oppressive Taliban rule. Reuters, CNN, 9 May 2021 The point is, everyday tons of people make a grab for celebrity attention on the internet and sometimes those efforts are rewarded in a very big way. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 5 Dec. 2020

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“Make a grab for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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