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Other Nab Definition

[v] seize suddenly
[v] take into custody, as of suspected criminals, by the police
[v] tag the base runner to get him out

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clutch, prehend, seize, tag

Misc. Definitions

\Nab\ (n[a^]b), n. [Cf. {Knap}, {Knop}, {Knob}.]
1. The summit of an eminence. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
2. (Firearms) The cock of a gunlock. --Knight.
3. (Locksmithing) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot. --Knight.
\Nab\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nabbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nabbing}.] [Dan nappe, or Sw. nappa.] To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly. [Colloq.] --Smollett.

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