Synonyms and Antonyms of nab
to take or keep under one's control by authority of law
- The officer nabbed the purse snatcher before he could escape.
apprehend, arrest, bust [slang], collar, nail, pick up, pinch, pull in, restrain, run in, seize
bag, 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
to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
- A pickpocket nabbed my wallet.
bag, capture, catch, collar, cop [slang], corral, get, glom, grab, grapple, hook, land, nail, net, rap, seize, snag, snap (up), snare, snatch, trap
glove, halter, lasso, rope
apprehend, arrest, detain
clasp, clutch, fasten (on), fist, grasp, grip, hold, latch (on or onto), secure
enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entangle, entrap, mesh
abduct, kidnap, spirit (away or off)