Translation of "grab" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɡræb/ us /ɡræb/ present participle grabbing, past tense and past participle grabbed

B1 to take hold of something or someone suddenly with your hand

agarrar, coger
He grabbed my arm and pulled me away.

informal to quickly take the opportunity to get, use, or enjoy something

atrapar, coger
We’d better get there early, or someone else will grab the best seats.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun [ no plural ] uk /ɡræb/ us /ɡræb/

a sudden attempt to hold, get, or take something

intento de agarrar algo
The two children both made a grab for the same cake.

(Translation of “grab” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ɡrab/ (past tense, past participle grabbed)

to seize, grasp or take suddenly

asir, agarrar, coger
He grabbed a biscuit.

to get by rough or illegal means

apropiarse de, arrebatar, echar mano a
Many people tried to grab land when oil was discovered in the district.
grab at phrasal verb

to try to grasp, seize or take, not necessarily successfully

tratar de asir/agarrar, intentar agarrar/asir
He grabbed at the boy
He grabbed at the chance to leave.

(Translation of “grab” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)