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Meaning of "nab" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NAB

Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish nappe, Swedish nappa to snatch.
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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 NAB

nab  [næb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NAB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nab is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb nab in English.

WHAT DOES NAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Nab

Nab may refer to: ▪ National Australia Bank, one of the Big four Australian banks ▪ National Association of Broadcasters ▪ Nab Tower, a lighthouse in England ▪ The Nab, a fell in the English Lake District ▪ New American Bible, Catholic Bible translation most commonly used in English language churches...

Definition of nab in the English dictionary

The first definition of nab in the dictionary is to arrest. Other definition of nab is to catch in wrongdoing. Nab is also to seize suddenly; snatch.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO NAB

PRESENT

Present
I nab
you nab
he/she/it nabs
we nab
you nab
they nab
Present continuous
I am nabbing
you are nabbing
he/she/it is nabbing
we are nabbing
you are nabbing
they are nabbing
Present perfect
I have nabbed
you have nabbed
he/she/it has nabbed
we have nabbed
you have nabbed
they have nabbed
Present perfect continuous
I have been nabbing
you have been nabbing
he/she/it has been nabbing
we have been nabbing
you have been nabbing
they have been nabbing
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 nabbed
you nabbed
he/she/it nabbed
we nabbed
you nabbed
they nabbed
Past continuous
I was nabbing
you were nabbing
he/she/it was nabbing
we were nabbing
you were nabbing
they were nabbing
Past perfect
I had nabbed
you had nabbed
he/she/it had nabbed
we had nabbed
you had nabbed
they had nabbed
Past perfect continuous
I had been nabbing
you had been nabbing
he/she/it had been nabbing
we had been nabbing
you had been nabbing
they had been nabbing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you nab
we let´s nab
you nab
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to nab
Past participle
nabbed
Present Participle
nabbing
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 BEGIN LIKE NAB

naan
naartjie
Nabataean
Nabatean
nabbed
nabber
nabbing
nabe
Nabi
Nabis
nabk
nabla
Nablus
nabob
nabobery
nabobess
nabobish
nabobism

WORDS THAT END LIKE NAB

Arab
Bab
cab
crab
dab
fab
gab
grab
hijab
jab
jilbab
kab
kebab
lab
Punjab
rehab
sab
slab
stab
tab

Synonyms and antonyms of nab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NAB»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «nab» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of nab
apprehend · arrest · capture · catch · collar · grab · lift · nail · nick · seize · snatch

Translation of «nab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NAB

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

Translator English - Chinese

捉住
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nab
570 millions of speakers

English

nab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गिरफ्तार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قبض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наб
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nab
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গ্রেফতার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nab
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nab
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

逮捕
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

죽겠
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bắt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வலைவீசி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ताब्यात ठेवणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yakalamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nab
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nab
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

наб
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pune mâna pe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συλλαμβάνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nab
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nab
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fakke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nab

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NAB»

The term «nab» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.696 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NAB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «nab» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «nab» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NAB»

Discover the use of nab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Large Print Bible-Nab
The New American Bible is the translation used for readings in the Catholic Church in the United States. This edition is perfect for anyone needing a large-print version of the NAB, whether for public reading or personal devotions.
Oxford University Press, 2007
2
National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook: ...
First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Graham A. Jones, David H. Layer, Thomas G. Osenkowsky, 2007
3
St. Joseph Medium Size Bible-NAB
Dictionary Maps Footnotes and cross-references Edge-marking index 1,632 pp.
Catholic Book Publishing Co, 1987
4
Beyond Nab End: The Sequel to The Road to Nab End
The second volume of Woodruff’s memoirs starts with his arrival in the East End of London in the early 1930s.
William Woodruff, 2008
5
The Road To Nab End
William Woodruff had the sort of childhood satirised in the famous Monty Python Yorkshireman sketch.
William Woodruff, 2012
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A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests: Administration, ...
San Antonio, TX: The Psychological Corporation. Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB) PURPOSE The NAB is a modular battery of neuropsychological tests covering the areas of Attention, Language, Memory, Spatial, and Executive ...
Esther Strauss, Elisabeth M. S. Sherman, Otfried Spreen, 2006
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Seizure Laterality Predicted by the NAB Shape Learning & ...
This study compared the validity and predictive ability of the NAB SL and WMS-III VR in a TLE population.
Stacy William Hill, 2008
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Prove It! Catholic Teen Bible-Nab
This edition includes the approved New American Bible text (with Revised New Testament and Psalms) for Catholic Liturgy. The Catholic Mission Edition is unique because it contains the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation.
Saint Jerome Press, 2005
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St. Joseph Vest Pocket New Testament-Nab
Prayers for every day and each month Maps Notes at the end of each book Sunday Gospels Analytical index 3 3/8 X 5 1/4 % Font size: 8
Catholic Book Publishing Co, 1997
10
First Communion Bible-NAB-Saint Joseph
Full-color First Communion certificate Presentation page Prayer section containing the Lord's Prayer, listing of the Sacraments, the Rosary, and the Nicene Creed
Catholic Book Publishing Co, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nab is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Confidence gains widen: NAB
NAB said the rise in business confidence came despite ongoing uncertainty in the global economy and "sluggish" domestic demand, but added ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
2
Nickel imports in China nab a massive increase
China's imports of refined nickel increased by a staggering 250% in June to 38,545 mt compared to 11,014 mt in June 2014. Quarter on quarter ... «Platts, Jul 15»
3
APMAs 2015 winners list: All Time Low dominates; Issues nab Artist …
Hayley Williams from the band Paramore won for best vocalist at the Alternative Press Music Awards Show at Quicken Loans Arena on July 22, ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
4
Vigilantes Nab Naked Latin King On Alleged Acid-Fueled Rampage
A Latin Kings gang member on a particularly bad acid trip rampaged through Rogers Park last week before being subdued by local police, ... «Chicagoist, Jul 15»
5
SA dancers nab 30 medals in Hollywood
THE NUWE Graskoue Trappers arrived at Cape Town International Airport in style on Wednesday afternoon with an accordion, guitar and ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
6
CMPD looks to nab armed jewelry store robber
CMPD looks to nab armed jewelry store robber. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police need your help to identify the suspect in a jewelry store heist. «WCNC, Jul 15»
7
NAB and White Space Device Makers Agree on Geolocation
The NAB found that one-third of the manually entered locational data associated with registered white-space devices was wrong, creating the ... «TV Technology, Jul 15»
8
West Texas authorities nab six online child predators in sting operation
Johnny Sawatzky, 23, of Seminole, was charged with a second-degree felony for online solicitation of a minor under 14 years of age. «mySanAntonio.com, Jul 15»
9
Feds nab Honduran in $10.8M tax refund scam
Excellent record-keeping by the owner of a Lenoir City business accused in a $10.8 million scam to rip off an IRS program designed to allow ... «Knoxville News Sentinel, Jul 15»
10
Tunisians nab fuel smugglers after a Libyan border gunfight
In what appears to be a demonstration of a new toughness after the Sousse and Bardo terrorist attacks, Tunisian troops yesterday arrested 16 ... «Libya Herald, Jul 15»

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