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grabby

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrabi
 
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Definition of grabby in English:

adjective (grabbier, grabbiest)

informal , chiefly North American
1Having or showing a selfish desire for something; greedy: don’t be so grabby—I was here before you
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  • When trademark holders get greedy and grabby, we need to speak out, we need to protest - the important word in ‘intellectual property’ isn't property, it's intellectual.
  • This was supposed to be a caring decade in reaction to the grabby, selfish Eighties, but in fact it was the period when spin, gloss and make-over became words of excited approval, and led us to where we are today.
  • But I can see in her performances, interviews and general demeanour that she is still the loud, selfish, grabby person she was back then.
2Attracting attention; arousing people’s interest: a really grabby end to the series
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  • This uncertainty continues across to a grabby adjacent image of a huge, overpowdered, ageing face, smiling behind a veil, encountered on Fifth Avenue.
  • Adding to that is the fact that the song is sequenced at #3 on the album, typically a place for really grabby singles.
  • It's vivid, refulgent work, and a perfect introduction to a charging score that starts out bold and grabby and never lets up.

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