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grab
British English: /ɡrab/
American English: /ɡræb/

Translation of grab in Italian:

noun

transitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -bb-

  • 1 (take hold of)
    also: grab hold of
    prendere (money)
    afferrare (arm, person, toy)
    [figurative]
    cogliere, afferrare al volo (opportunity, chance)
    to grab something from somebody
    prendere qualcosa a qualcuno
    to grab hold of somebody, something
    afferrarsi a qualcuno, qualcosa
    to grab somebody by the arm
    prendere o agguantare qualcuno per il braccio
    to grab all the attention
    accaparrarsi tutta l'attenzione
  • 3 (snatch)to grab some sleep
    dormire un po'
    to grab a snack
    fare uno spuntino o mangiare un boccone
    I grabbed two hours' sleep
    sono riuscito a dormire due orette
  • 4 [informal] (impress)how does he, the idea grab you?
    cosa te ne sembra di lui, dell'idea?

intransitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -bb-

  • to grab at
    cercare di prendere (money, sweets)

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