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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The singer nabbed headlines at its launch party on Thursday in a custom yellow look by Oscar de la Renta, because why overshadow the Fenty Beauty venture with the Fenty clothing line?
The arrest this week comes after prosecutors nabbed Zaccheo Giovanni Pamio in July, a former Audi employee who was head of thermodynamics in the car maker’s engine development department.
There was some luck involved in nabbing her first future star writer, Margaret Atwood, as Atwood’s previous novel had been published at the imprint.
The Wings took a penalty 47 seconds after the first puck drop; hardly a good look to get nabbed for too many men on the ice.
Now's the time to nab it — along with all the bright lipsticks, vibrant eyeshadows, and even that car-accident proof setting spray for even less.
Penélope Cruz will take the lead role in Versace: American Crime Story, dashing the hopes of the Lady Gaga faithful that the Golden Globe–winning American Horror Story actress would nab the part.
But, with Watford claiming a win over Arsenal back in January, new boss Silva will be looking to nab three points away from the north London side as his team continues to impress.
During the 10-plus weeks the Top Gun circus was in town, locals flew planes for the cameras, nabbed small speaking roles and acted as technical advisers.
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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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