English version

make a grab for/at something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmake a grab for/at somethingmake a grab for/at somethingTAKE something FROM somebodyTAKE something FROM SOMEWHEREto suddenly try to take hold of something As soon as he turned his back, I made a grab for the revolver. grab
Examples from the Corpus
make a grab for/at somethingThe realization felt as if the world had made a grab at him.She dodged around him and ran into the road as he made a grab for her.He made a grab for the knife.He made a grab for Isaac, but wasn't quick enough.Then Rose made a grab for Evelyn's hair and started banging her head against the floor with both hands.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.