English version

grab at/for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgrab at/for something phrasal verbTAKE something FROM SOMEWHEREto quickly and suddenly put out your hand to try and catch or get something I grabbed at the glass just before it fell. Lucy grabbed for the money. grab→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
grab at/for Tula residents grabbed at cash offered in return for forms they had filled in.A lot of people grab for family photographs.She reached for the.38 jammed into her waistband, trying to pull it free as Stark grabbed for her throat.Lucy grabbed for it; she was choking with the grip on her throat.Both parties are grabbing for it.He grabbed at the barrel and fell with it so that the power of the big man was added to his own strength.He follows through with his right, wasting no time on punches, just grabbing for the gun.And felt grabbed at the shoulder.
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Verb table
grab
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygrab
he, she, itgrabs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygrabbed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave grabbed
he, she, ithas grabbed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad grabbed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill grab
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have grabbed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam grabbing
he, she, itis grabbing
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you, we, theyare grabbing
Past
I, he, she, itwas grabbing
you, we, theywere grabbing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been grabbing
he, she, ithas been grabbing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been grabbing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be grabbing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been grabbing
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