from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of grab.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of grasping or seizing.
  • n. A condition, seen principally in the horse, in which the hind foot strikes the heel of the fore foot in traveling.


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  • When Aussie rockers AC / DC, the biggest-selling heavy metal band in the world, with album sales in excess of 200 million, signed a huge multi-album deal with Sony in 2002, some observers believed both parties were being disingenuous about their real motives, with the band grabbing one last big pay-day, and the label grabbing the rights to remastered reissues of rock's most successful back catalogue. - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • After he reportedly kicked one of the aides, Ms. Card said she used therapeutic touching, which she described as grabbing him just enough to get his attention.


  • Unfortunately, Northrup's measured wisdom and Utian's warnings were no match in grabbing the audience's attention compared to the anectodal testimonies of Robin McGraw and others about bioidentical hormones.

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  • If it does succeed in grabbing those numbers and can maintain a sizeable chunk of that audience during its initial run, then I think FOX will greenlight it for a second season.

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  • Cubed, a music player with better looks, great features, and automatic album art grabbing, is what you should consider using instead.

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  • Cubed, a music player with better looks, great features and automatic album art grabbing, is what you should consider using instead.

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  • They took great delight in grabbing me from behind, jumping out at me, making loud noises suddenly, etc.

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  • The democrats are more interested in grabbing more power and funneling money to their lawyer contributors than they are in actually making healthcare more accessible and inexpensive for the American people.

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  • It is obvious that the proprietor of this new winery wanted to create a stir, and whether to make a statement or simply to make money, the choice of name has certainly succeeded in grabbing the attention of the region.

    Jason Feulner

  • Scent drags and mock scrapes can also be highly effective in grabbing the curiosity of a cruising buck.

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