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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “nab”

nab

verb [T]
 
 
/næb/ (-bb-) informal
to take something suddenly, or to catch or arrest a criminal
抢夺,猛然抓住;抓获,逮捕(罪犯)
Undercover police officers nabbed (= caught) the men at the airport.
便衣警察在机场将那些人逮捕。
Someone nabbed my apple when I wasn't looking!
有人趁我没注意抢走了我的苹果!
Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of thingsArresting and chargingStealing
(Definition of nab from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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