Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To seize (a fugitive or wrongdoer); arrest.
  • transitive verb To grab; snatch.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To catch or seize suddenly or by a sudden thrust and grasp
  • noun The summit of a mountain or rock; any piece of rising ground: same as knob .
  • noun The cock of a gun-lock.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A hat; a head-covering.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. The summit of an eminence.
  • noun (Firearms) The cock of a gunlock.
  • noun (Locksmithing) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.
  • transitive verb colloq. To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly.
  • transitive verb To capture; to arrest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To seize, arrest or take into custody a criminal or fugitive
  • verb transitive To grab or snatch something

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb tag the base runner to get him out
  • verb take into custody
  • verb seize suddenly

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps variant of dialectal nap, to seize, probably of Scandinavian origin.]

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