from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Informal To seize (a fugitive or wrongdoer); arrest.
- transitive v. Informal To grab; snatch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To seize, arrest or take into custody a criminal or fugitive
- v. To grab or snatch something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The summit of an eminence.
- n. The cock of a gunlock.
- n. The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.
- transitive v. To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly.
- transitive v. To capture; to arrest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To catch or seize suddenly or by a sudden thrust and grasp
- n. The summit of a mountain or rock; any piece of rising ground: same as knob .
- n. The cock of a gun-lock.
- n. A projecting box screwed to the jamb of a door, or to one door of a pair, to receive the latch or bolt, or both, of a rim-lock.
- n. A hat; a head-covering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. tag the base runner to get him out
- v. take into custody
- v. seize suddenly
Perhaps variant of dialectal nap, to seize, probably of Scandinavian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)