Synonyms of grab in English:


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1‘Doreen grabbed his arm, swinging him round’


seize, grasp, snatch, seize hold of, grab hold of, take hold of, catch hold of, lay hold of, lay hands on, lay one's hands on, get one's hands on, take a grip of, fasten round, grapple, grip, clasp, clutch

catch at, take, pluck

informal collar



2‘Clint Eastwood grabbed a fistful of awards last night’


obtain, acquire, come by, carry off, come to have, get, receive, gain, earn, win, come into, come in for, take possession of, take receipt of, be given

buy, purchase, procure, possess oneself of, secure, snap up

gather, collect, pick up, appropriate, amass, build up, hook, net, land

achieve, attain

get one's hands on, lay one's hands on, get one's mitts on, get hold of, bag, score, swing, nab, collar, pull down, cop

British blag


1‘she made a grab for his gun’


lunge for, attempt to grab


    up for grabs

      ‘dozens of prizes are up for grabs’


      available, obtainable, to be had, there for the taking

      up for sale, on the market, waiting to be bought

      untaken, unengaged

      yours for the asking, on tap, gettable