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English definition of “nab”

nab

verb [T]    /næb/ (-bb-) infml
to catch someone or take something suddenly: The thief was nabbed as he left the store.
(Definition of nab verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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