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1 tag the base runner to get him out
2 take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals" [syn: collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, cop]
3 seize suddenly [also: nabbing, nabbed]

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  • /næb/, /n

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

apprehend, apprehension, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, bobby, bull, bust, cabbage, capture, catch, clout, clutch, collar, constable, cop, detain, detention, flatfoot, fuzz, grab, grapple, heat, hook, make a pinch, nail, nick, nip, paddy, peeler, pick up, pickup, pinch, pull in, put under arrest, run in, snatch, take, take in, take into custody, take prisoner
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