make a grab for

Definition of make a grab for

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

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

grabplay
  1. :  to take or seize by or as if by a sudden motion or grasp

    :  to obtain without consideration of what is right or wrong

    :  to take hastily

  1. :  intended to be taken, seized, or grasped suddenly

    :  taken at random

  1. :  something taken, seized, or grasped suddenly

    :  a sudden snatch

    :  an unlawful or unethical seizure


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