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.
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