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When I weed, I like to get off into my own head. For one thing, my wife plants and I have trouble telling which plants are weeds and which are my favorite plants. So I tend to hop around and grab the weeds that I know are weeds. So I don't weed all that linearly. I tend to weed haphazardly.
Roy Blount, Jr.

Meaning of "grab" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GRAB

Probably from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch grabben; related to Swedish grabba, Sanskrit grbhnāti he seizes.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GRAB

grab  [ɡræb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GRAB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Grab is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb grab in English.

WHAT DOES GRAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Grab

Grab may refer to: ▪ Grab, a mechanical device ▪ Grab, a screenshot application ▪ Grabs ▪ Hermann Grab, Bohemian writer of German language...

Definition of grab in the English dictionary

The first definition of grab in the dictionary is to seize hold of. Other definition of grab is to seize illegally or unscrupulously. Grab is also to arrest; catch.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GRAB

PRESENT

Present
I grab
you grab
he/she/it grabs
we grab
you grab
they grab
Present continuous
I am grabbing
you are grabbing
he/she/it is grabbing
we are grabbing
you are grabbing
they are grabbing
Present perfect
I have grabbed
you have grabbed
he/she/it has grabbed
we have grabbed
you have grabbed
they have grabbed
Present perfect continuous
I have been grabbing
you have been grabbing
he/she/it has been grabbing
we have been grabbing
you have been grabbing
they have been grabbing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I grabbed
you grabbed
he/she/it grabbed
we grabbed
you grabbed
they grabbed
Past continuous
I was grabbing
you were grabbing
he/she/it was grabbing
we were grabbing
you were grabbing
they were grabbing
Past perfect
I had grabbed
you had grabbed
he/she/it had grabbed
we had grabbed
you had grabbed
they had grabbed
Past perfect continuous
I had been grabbing
you had been grabbing
he/she/it had been grabbing
we had been grabbing
you had been grabbing
they had been grabbing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will grab
you will grab
he/she/it will grab
we will grab
you will grab
they will grab
Future continuous
I will be grabbing
you will be grabbing
he/she/it will be grabbing
we will be grabbing
you will be grabbing
they will be grabbing
Future perfect
I will have grabbed
you will have grabbed
he/she/it will have grabbed
we will have grabbed
you will have grabbed
they will have grabbed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been grabbing
you will have been grabbing
he/she/it will have been grabbing
we will have been grabbing
you will have been grabbing
they will have been grabbing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would grab
you would grab
he/she/it would grab
we would grab
you would grab
they would grab
Conditional continuous
I would be grabbing
you would be grabbing
he/she/it would be grabbing
we would be grabbing
you would be grabbing
they would be grabbing
Conditional perfect
I would have grab
you would have grab
he/she/it would have grab
we would have grab
you would have grab
they would have grab
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been grabbing
you would have been grabbing
he/she/it would have been grabbing
we would have been grabbing
you would have been grabbing
they would have been grabbing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you grab
we let´s grab
you grab
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to grab
Past participle
grabbed
Present Participle
grabbing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GRAB


crab
kræb
Crabbe
kræb
drab
dræb
frab
fræb
krab
kræb
landgrab
ˈlændˌɡræb
mihrab
ˈmiːræb
olive-drab
ˈɒlɪv dræb
scrab
skræb

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GRAB

graal
grab bag
grabbable
grabbed
grabber
grabbier
grabbiest
grabbing
grabble
grabbler
grabby
graben
Gracchi
Gracchus
grace
grace cup
grace note
grace period
grace-and-favour
graceful

WORDS THAT END LIKE GRAB

Arab
Boston crab
catch a crab
fiddler crab
hard-shell crab
hermit crab
horseshoe crab
king crab
mud crab
olive drab
Pan-Arab
sand crab
scarab
screen grab
Shatt-al-Arab
smash-and-grab
snow crab
soft-shell crab
spider crab
the Crab

Synonyms and antonyms of grab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GRAB»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «grab» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of grab
bag · capture · catch · clutch · grasp · grip · lunge · pluck · seize · snap up · snatch

Translation of «grab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GRAB

Find out the translation of grab to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of grab from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «grab» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

抢夺
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

agarrar
570 millions of speakers

English

grab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पकड़ो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَقْبِضُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хватать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

agarrar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

graal
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

attraper
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Graal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ergreifen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ひっつかむ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

움켜잡다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Graal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tóm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிரால்லின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्रील
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

graal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

afferrare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

porwać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хапати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a înșfăca
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αρπάζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gryp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ta tag i
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gripe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of grab

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GRAB»

The term «grab» is very widely used and occupies the 4.740 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GRAB» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about grab

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10 QUOTES WITH «GRAB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word grab.
1
Candice Accola
It's always weird when you see a movie, and there's no reason for someone to, like, jump on stage and be a singer, and then they just do that... But if it came organically, I would grab that mike and jump on stage for sure.
2
Isabel Allende
I confess that I am a messy, disorganized and impatient reader: if the book doesn't grab me in the first 40 pages, I abandon it. I have piles of half-read books waiting for me to get acute hepatitis or some other serious condition that would force me to rest so that I could read more.
3
Bernard Beckett
I just love the idea that people disappear into the story for a while. You grab a book, and you want to get back to it, and your life becomes a bit of an interruption. I would love readers to feel like that.
4
Benny Blanco
I always have a ping-pong table in the studio. If you're with an artist and you notice the situation is going south a little bit, it's like, 'You wanna play ping-pong or foosball?' Or, 'You wanna go grab somethin' to eat?' And then you just like talk to them and relax them and get them comfortable and get yourself comfortable.
5
Roy Blount, Jr.
When I weed, I like to get off into my own head. For one thing, my wife plants and I have trouble telling which plants are weeds and which are my favorite plants. So I tend to hop around and grab the weeds that I know are weeds. So I don't weed all that linearly. I tend to weed haphazardly.
6
Stephen J. Cannell
Once you put something like 'The A-Team' on the map, it does become part of the DNA of television. People grab little pieces of it. I certainly grabbed little pieces of other people's shows when I was creating my shows.
7
John Cassavetes
You can fail in films because you don't have the talent, or you have too much humility, or you lack ferociousness. I'm a gangster. If I want something, I'll grab it.
8
Fred Couples
I caddied for a guy who was a very good player, and he gave me a set of clubs, just a starter set: 5-iron, 7-iron, 9-iron, putter and driver. I just loved it. How I developed my swing was to just grab a club and start banging balls.
9
Tyler, The Creator
If the world was ending, I think I would grab some Cinnamon Toast Crunch, a bunch of water, and I'd probably just... I'd probably go crazy.
10
Thomas Dolby
The other thing I felt was that the philosophical concept behind the experiences also looked like it had been designed by technicians and not by entertainers. I felt I needed to grab hold of it and try and push the envelope as much as I possibly could right now.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GRAB»

Discover the use of grab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to grab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Creative Grab Bag: Inspiring Challenges for Artists, ...
"Ethan Bodnar asked each artist to take on a task outside the realm of their normal work"--P. [4] of cover.
Ethan Bodnar, 2009
2
Earth Grab: Geopiracy, the New Biomassters and Capturing ...
This three-part book 'pulls back the curtain on disturbing technological and corporate trends that are already reshaping our world and that will become crucial battlegrounds for civil society in the years ahead.
Diana Bronson, Hope Shand, Jim Thomas, 2011
3
SMASH AND GRAB:ANNEXATION OF SIKKIM:
This book made history.
SUNANDA K. DATTARAY, 2013
4
The Grab Bag Book: Your Ultimate Guide to Liferaft Survival
The purpose of this text is to ensure the survival of skipper and crew in the event of their boat sinking.
Frances Howorth, Michael Howorth, 2013
5
Grab Their Belts to Fight Them: The Viet Cong's Big-unit War ...
Drawing on memoirs, unit histories and battlefield studies, the author reconstructs the Viet Cong's early efforts to wage a big-unit war against the U.S. and South Vietnam, in a book that looks at how the Viet Cong's failure shaped how they ...
Warren Wilkins, 2011
6
Grab Bag: Two Books
The third title on Dennis Cooper's Little House on the Bowery series, Grab Bag is comprised of two interrelated novels, Dark Rides and Wish Book, from one of Canada's most important young writers.
Derek McCormack, 2004
7
Grab Another Partner!
The Teacher's Handbook includes reproducible song sheets and appropriate easy-to-teach staging suggestions. So GRAB ANOTHER PARTNER!...and let's sing!
Sally Albrecht, 2003
8
Grab Hands and Run
After his father disappears, twelve-year-old Felipe, his mother, and his younger sister set out on a difficult and dangerous journey, trying to make their way from their home in El Salvador to Canada.
Frances Temple, 1995
9
Grab the brass ring: the American carousel
The author traces the merry-go-round's history from its heyday at the turn of the century to the present day.150 full-color photographs. 150 full-color photographs.
Anne Dion Hinds, 1990
10
Brownie & Pearl Grab a Bite
With their simple stories, bold, graphic illustrations, and pitch-perfect moments of humor, the books in Cynthia Rylant’s acclaimed Brownie & Pearl series are a wonderful choice for babies, emerging readers, and everyone in between!
Cynthia Rylant, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GRAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term grab is used in the context of the following news items.
1
HMRC's latest power grab is reminiscent of a tyranny
HMRC's latest power grab is reminiscent of a tyranny. The taxman's power to raid your bank account or freeze your assets is the sort of thing ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Hundreds grab land in Goreangab
THE Goreangab area on the outskirts of Windhoek was the scene of chaos yesterday when more than 300 people attempted to grab public ... «Namibian, Jul 15»
3
Last bastion of masculinity falls as women grab jobs in underground …
Among my earliest recollections was seeing father arrive home, always exhausted, and with coal dust etched deeply into every pore. Growing ... «BizNews, Jul 15»
4
Sustainability Offers Opportunities. Procurement Should Grab Them
Sustainability efforts worldwide received a jolt recently from major players in the coffee industry. Nespresso, the coffee-making unit of Nestle, reported on ... «Procurement Leaders, Jul 15»
5
Deal Alert: Grab a refurb LG G Watch for just $75 from Woot
Woot offers the LG G Watch Android Wear smartwatch in black for $69.99 with $5 shipping, which is well below its list price of $229. This model ... «9 to 5 Google, Jul 15»
6
Fraudster tried to illegally grab two council homes while privately …
A woman who tried to illegally grab herself a second council home, despite already privately renting a property, has been fined £800. «getwestlondon, Jul 15»
7
Coastal Plain League All-Stars have chance to grab attention of scouts
Florence RedWolves coach Blake Maxwell said he remembers the impact the Coastal Plain League All-Star Game can have on a player's ... «SCNow, Jul 15»
8
Last Day To Grab Event Pokemon Multiscale Dragonite For …
If you're interested in Event Pokemon, here's a tip. Today is the last day to pick up a legit event Dragonite with the hidden ability Multiscale and ... «iDigitalTimes.com, Jul 15»
9
Slew of 'smash-and-grab' burglaries reported around Taos
Each of the burglaries was a “smash-and-grab” in which a bandit broke the window of an unattended automobile and made off with valuables ... «taosnews, Jul 15»
10
Fowler overtakes Kuchar to grab Scottish Open
GULLANE, Scotland — Rickie Fowler had a season full of near misses last year. He's finding the winner's circle much easier to locate in 2015. «Amarillo.com, Jul 15»

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