Definition of nab
1 : to catch or seize in arrest : apprehend
2 : to seize suddenly
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
Origin and Etymology of nab
perhaps alteration of English dialect nap
First Known Use: 1686
NAB Defined for English Language Learners
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
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