Definition of screen grab in English:

screen grab


  • 1A frame of television or video footage that is digitized and stored as a still image for subsequent display, editing, or printing.

    ‘a screen grab from Wednesday's programme’
    • ‘Sadly, my account hasn't been activated yet, so for this morning I was sent a document of screen grabs for what was supposed to be a 1 hour presentation.’
    • ‘The majority of these posts consisted of screen grabs from the first four and a half decades of the show; it was something I used to really enjoy doing.’
    • ‘Somebody please get a screen grab of that before they take it down.’
    • ‘This time the tip-off has come from an anonymous source who has sent in a screen grab.’
    • ‘I haven't checked my mail to see if anyone has named the movie from which I took these screen grabs.’
    • ‘In the meantime, here are some screen grabs to celebrate the show's first decade.’
    • ‘A TV screen grab shows Thierry Henry handling the ball during France's World Cup 2010 playoff match against the Republic of Ireland’
    • ‘The best way to approximate this is to set a monitor at the appropriate screen size, expand the browser, and take a screen grab.’
    • ‘I have a few reviews of Beetlejuice from various newspapers posted there, along with over thirty screen grabs from the DVD.’
    • ‘Screen grabs and extensive appendices illustrate these tutorials which are clearly presented, if a little poorly signposted.’
    • ‘I watched the video again to get some screen grabs.’
    • ‘Several TV networks and newspapers aired clips or printed screen grabs from the videos of her in July.’
    • ‘Here's a screen grab of the page, since it's sure to be pulled soon.’
    • ‘Mac OS X doesn't let you take screen grabs when you are running the DVD Player.’
    • ‘However, the company logo and the contact details at the bottom seem to be taken from crude screen grabs.’
    • ‘If anyone has seen an amusing fake author posting on get a screen grab and email me here.’
    • ‘The notes look great and are dotted with full-color screen grabs and the disc menus feature animated transitions.’
    1. 1.1 An image of the data displayed on the screen of a computer or mobile device; a screenshot.
      ‘she posted a screen grab of the text message exchange’


[with object]
  • Take a screen grab of.

    ‘the rap star screen-grabbed almost a dozen tweets from fans’