Examples of nab in a Sentence
We nabbed seats in the front row of the theater.
the officer nabbed the purse snatcher before he could escape
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Ohio State also nabbed four-star linebacker/defensive end Javontae Jean-Baptiste out of New Jersey.
The Saints nabbed the former Panthers reserve at the onset of free agency.
Eventually, the deputies nabbed him at an intersection in Kissimmee that afternoon.
In Spygate, one of the most notorious scandals to strike the NFL, a Patriots employee was nabbed in 2007 covertly videotaping defensive signals as the Patriots faced off against the Jets.
In #GetPolitical's reporting this theme first surfaced in a November 2015 interview with hip-hop legend KRS-One before Clinton and Trump had nabbed the Democratic and Republicans nominations for president.
Curry continued working for NBC as a national and international correspondent and a Today anchor at large, nabbing big exclusive interviews like a 2013 sit-down with the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.
Get Out, which began its theatrical run as last year's Sundance sneak screening, nabbed nominations in the categories of director (Jordan Peele), lead actor (Daniel Kaluuya) and original screenplay (Peele).
Despite the drama, Plummer still nabbed an Oscar nom—the film's only—for his performance.
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Origin and Etymology of nab
First Known Use: 1686See Words from the same year
Synonymsapprehend, bust [slang], collar, arrest, nail, nick [British slang], pick up, pinch, pull in, restrain, run in, seize
Related Wordsbag, capture, catch, get, grab, grapple, hook, land, snap (up), snare, snatch, trap; commit, confine, detain, hold, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, jug, lock (up); bind, enchain, fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; rearrest; remand
Near Antonymsemancipate, free, liberate, loose, loosen, release, spring; unbind, unchain
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