NAB

nab

(verb) seize suddenly

collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop

(verb) take into custody; “the police nabbed the suspected criminals”

nab

(verb) tag the base runner to get him out

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Verb

nab (third-person singular simple present nabs, present participle nabbing, simple past and past participle nabbed)

(informal, transitive) To seize, arrest or take into custody (a criminal or fugitive).

(informal, transitive) To grab or snatch something.

Synonyms

• (arrest a criminal or fugitive): nick, bust

Etymology 2

Noun

nab (plural nabs)

The summit of an eminence.

The cock of a gunlock.

(locksmithing) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.

Anagrams

• ABN, BAN, BNA, Ban, NBA, ban

Proper noun

NAB

(banking) Initialism of National Australia Bank.

Initialism of National Association of Broadcasters.

Anagrams

• ABN, BAN, BNA, Ban, NBA, ban

Source: Wiktionary


Nab, n. Etym: [Cf. Knap, Knop, Knob.]

1. The summit of an eminence. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

2. (Firearms)

Definition: The cock of a gunlock. Knight.

3. (Locksmithing)

Definition: The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot. Knight.

Nab, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nabbed; p. pr. & vb. n. Nabbing.] Etym: [Dan nappe, or Sw. nappa.]

Definition: To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly. [Colloq.] Smollett.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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