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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To test the claim, Murray teamed up with Easter, Sasa, and others to nab as many of the animals as possible and figure out what was going on.
Many people are gearing up to nab a choice spot to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
George Rodgers Clark’s Sha’Maya Behanan nabbed Kentucky MVP honors with a game-high 16.
On Tuesday, Imran Awan, who was trying to fly to Pakistan when the FBI nabbed him, was charged with defrauding the Congressional Federal Credit Union for lying on an application for a $165,000 loan.
An Alabama man is among eight people nabbed in an undercover prostitution sting in Tennessee.
Connecting for 38 home runs over three rounds, Bryce Brentz of Pawtucket Red Sox topped Tacoma Rainiers' Daniel Vogelbach to nab the Triple A All-Star Game home run derby.
The whale's front teeth were suited to nabbing slippery prey, much like those of its ancestors, but Gesiler and coauthors found that the molars of Coronodon formed slots that could have strained small morsels out of the water.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, Kansas City Royals Outlook: Moustakas, with 25 homers, nabbed a spot in the Derby and later a spot in the All-Star Game by finishing first on the AL Final Vote ballot.
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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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