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English definition of “nab”

nab

verb [T] uk   /næb/ (-bb-) informal us  
to take something suddenly, or to catch or arrest a criminal: Undercover police officers nabbed the men at the airport. Someone nabbed my apple when I wasn't looking!Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of thingsArresting and chargingStealing
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