Synonyms for grab

Synonyms for (noun) grab

Synonyms: grab, catch, snatch, snap

Definition: the act of catching an object with the hands

Usage: Mays made the catch with his back to the plate; he made a grab for the ball before it landed; Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away; the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion

Similar words: touch, touching

Definition: the act of putting two things together with no space between them

Usage: at his touch the room filled with lights


Synonyms: grab

Definition: a mechanical device for gripping an object

Similar words: mechanical device

Definition: mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

Synonyms for (verb) grab

Synonyms: grab, seize

Definition: capture the attention or imagination of

Usage: This story will grab you; The movie seized my imagination

Similar words: fascinate, intrigue

Definition: cause to be interested or curious


Synonyms: grab

Definition: take or grasp suddenly

Usage: She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room

Similar words: prehend, seize, clutch

Definition: take hold of; grab

Usage: The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter; She clutched her purse; The mother seized her child by the arm; Birds of prey often seize small mammals


Synonyms: catch, take hold of, grab

Definition: take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

Usage: Catch the ball!; Grab the elevator door!

Similar words: prehend, seize, clutch

Definition: take hold of; grab

Usage: The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter; She clutched her purse; The mother seized her child by the arm; Birds of prey often seize small mammals


Synonyms: grab

Definition: make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand

Usage: The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: snaffle, snap up, grab

Definition: get hold of or seize quickly and easily

Usage: I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale

Similar words: take

Definition: take into one's possession

Usage: We are taking an orphan from Romania; I'll take three salmon steaks


Synonyms: grab

Definition: obtain illegally or unscrupulously

Usage: Grab power

Similar words: obtain

Definition: come into possession of

Usage: How did you obtain the visa?