Antonyms for nab

Grammar : Verb
Spell : nab
Phonetic Transcription : næb

Definition of nab

Origin :
  • "to catch (someone)," 1680s, probably a variant of dialectal nap "to seize, catch, lay hold of" (1670s, now surviving only in kidnap), which possibly is from Scandinavian (cf. Norwegian nappe, Swedish nappa "to catch, snatch;" Danish nappe "to pinch, pull"); reinforced by Middle English napand "grasping, greedy." Related: Nabbed; nabbing.
  • verb seize
Example sentences :
  • At all events, I don't mean to let the 'coppers' nab me this time.
  • Extract from : « The Fat and the Thin » by Emile Zola
  • Oh, I do hope that the constables get here in time to nab Mr. Fits.
  • Extract from : « The Grammar School Boys Snowbound » by H. Irving Hancock
  • We'll probably beat you to Skiddyunk, but if we don't, nab 'em if they get on.
  • Extract from : « Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels » by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • So, all I had to do was to wait and nab 'em when they came ashore.
  • Extract from : « Cabbages and Kings » by O. Henry
  • We've got to find where that is and get the secret service men there in time to nab them.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Wireless » by Lewis E. Theiss
  • I shall watch out for that sharper, and nab him the first chance I get.
  • Extract from : « The Young Bridge-Tender » by Arthur M. Winfield
  • I will run after him in a trice, your honour: I warrant I nab him.
  • Extract from : « The Disowned, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • If he went up the drift Bill an' Joe will most likely nab him.
  • Extract from : « Down the Slope » by James Otis
  • Standing on, we passed close to the Bembridge or Nab Light-vessel.
  • Extract from : « A Yacht Voyage Round England » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • If so, nab him if you can, and if you can't, fire two shots.
  • Extract from : « The Great K. & A. Robbery » by Paul Liechester Ford

Synonyms for nab

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