Translation of grab in Spanish:
transitive verb present participle grabbing past tense, past participle grabbed
- 1 (seize)(rope/hand)
agarrar(chance/opportunity)he grabbed me by the arm she grabbed the money (away) from me
aprovecharme arrebató el dinerothe advertisement grabbed my attentionel anuncio me llamó la atenciónto grab the headlinessaltar a los titularesExample sentences
- Lauren walked faster, scared now, and she was still trying to place the voices when suddenly she felt someone grab her roughly around the waist.
- Suddenly, he grabs her savagely by the arm and throws her at the nearest wall.
- Two pairs of hands grabbed me roughly by the arms and started dragging me up the steps.
- I excused myself quickly, grabbing a muesli bar on the way out of the kitchen and I shut myself in what was to become my bedroom.
- I quickly grab a seat with Jake and Emily at the rear of the room.
- We first stopped off at my house so i could quickly get changed and grab some money.
- 2 (appropriate)(land)
apoderarse de(money)I grabbed the window seat
llevarseme agarré el asiento de la ventanillacogí el asiento de la ventanilla (esp Spain)
- 3 (eat, take hurriedly) [colloquial]I'll just grab a hamburger somewhereme comeré una hamburguesa en algún sitio por ahígrab a seatagárrate un asiento (Latin America) [colloquial]coge asiento (Spain)Example sentences
- Yep, I'm using an attention grabbing headline again to get you to read the article.
- The voice is so attention grabbing, right from the first paragraph.
- I try to strike a balance between attention grabbing and classical designs.
- 4 (appeal to) [colloquial](idea)how does that grab you?
atraer¿qué te parece?
intransitive verb present participle grabbing past tense, past participle grabbed
- 1 (snatch) to make a grab for somethingtratar de agarrar algoI made a grab at her arm to stop her fallingquise agarrarla del brazo para que no se cayerathe cat made a grab for the mouseel gato se abalanzó sobre el ratónup for grabs [colloquial]the job is up for grabsel puesto está vacante or libreher room is up for grabssu habitación ha quedado libre or disponibleExample sentences
- As soon as I put weight on my feet I lost my balance and fell, only a quick grab for the headboard of my bed saved me from crashing to the floor.
- Many companies want to make a quick grab for market share or return on investment, and with high prices both objectives can be harder to achieve.
- I made a quick grab for her and pulled her down to the bed with me.
- 3 (Mechanics)pala (feminine) (de una excavadora)Example sentences
- The lessons had still not been learned by November the following year, when the mechanical grab ripped up part of a late medieval barge near Trig Stairs.
- Their modern tracked cranes equipped with grabs and magnets can be seen operating at the dockside in Sligo harbour.
- 4 (Computing, Television) (still image)Example sentences
- One exception could be the ability to take screen grabs from live video and ship them immediately via e-mail.
- The exhibit features a mélange of mediums, including drawings, photocopied photographs and video frame grabs.
- They had used video grabs taken 2km into the march every three minutes throughout the five hour event.
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