Antonyms for nabbed

Grammar : Verb
Spell : nab
Phonetic Transcription : næb

Definition of nabbed

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 :
  • Nero must have slipped in, nabbed the fish, and brought it to our house.
  • Extract from : « Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad » by Various
  • He's nabbed three of the Birdsall gang and is away now after Burleigh.
  • Extract from : « Warrior Gap » by Charles King
  • Good Lord, man, you'll get nabbed if you speed up like this within limits.
  • Extract from : « Red Pepper Burns » by Grace S. Richmond
  • It is quite on the cards that we should find that the police have nabbed him.
  • Extract from : « Linda Tressel » by Anthony Trollope
  • He nabbed the first passer-by and asked him to point out Dr. Fitzhugh.
  • Extract from : « Unwise Child » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • If we'd nabbed the fellow, we wouldn't have done a thing to him—not a thing!
  • Extract from : « Frank Merriwell's Races » by Burt L. Standish
  • Think of the rolls of a thousand he nabbed at his duke's death!
  • Extract from : « The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2) » by Alphonse Daudet
  • You certainly did a good piece of work when you nabbed this fellow.
  • Extract from : « Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope » by Victor Appleton
  • "I came near gettin' nabbed; that's what's the matter," said Martin.
  • Extract from : « Rufus and Rose » by Horatio Alger, Jr
  • Things gets too hot for 'em, and they have to move or be nabbed.
  • Extract from : « Indian and Scout » by F. S. Brereton

Synonyms for nabbed

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