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grab

2 noun
     
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1

make a grab for/at something

to suddenly try to take hold of something:
As soon as he turned his back, I made a grab for the revolver.
2

be up for grabs

informal if a job, prize, opportunity etc is up for grabs, it is available for anyone who wants to try to have it
3 [countable]T the act of getting something quickly, especially in a dishonest way:
a shameless power grab to eliminate opposition
Officials denounced the settlers' land grab.

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