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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