nab

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verb \ˈnab\

Definition of nab

nabbed

;

nabbing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to catch or seize in arrest :  apprehend

  3. 2 :  to seize suddenly

Examples of nab in a sentence

  1. We nabbed seats in the front row of the theater.

  2. <the officer nabbed the purse snatcher before he could escape>

Origin and Etymology of nab

perhaps alteration of English dialect nap


First Known Use: 1686


NAB Defined for English Language Learners

nab

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verb \ˈnab\

Definition of nab for English Language Learners

  • : to catch and stop or arrest (someone)

  • : to take or get (something) quickly and often in a way that is clever or rude


NAB Defined for Kids

nab

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verb \ˈnab\

Definition of nab for Students

nabbed

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nabbing

  1. :  1arrest 1



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