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nab

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Police
nabnab /næb/ verb (nabbed, nabbing) [transitive] informal  1 SCPCATCHto catch or arrest someone who is doing something wrong The police nabbed him for speeding.2 GETto get something or someone quickly, especially before anyone else can get them See if you can nab a seat.
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nabThe princess has been nabbed by a knight, a black one, of course.Most have either been nabbed by some one else or are into teenage bimbos or are gay.The villains are nabbed by the analysis of the fibres found in a recovered car.Spurned lovers and ex-wives were nabbed making obscene calls thanks to a new high-tech tracing system.That means attempts to nab the downright nasty might just nail a few well-heeled, flannel-shirted shoppers in the process.Bridget Fonda nabbed the starring role in the new movie.A truck driver nabbed the suspected mugger.Wonderful, senator, and how do you propose to nab those pilots?
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Verb table
nab
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theynab
he, she, itnabs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theynabbed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave nabbed
he, she, ithas nabbed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad nabbed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill nab
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have nabbed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam nabbing
he, she, itis nabbing
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you, we, theyare nabbing
Past
I, he, she, itwas nabbing
you, we, theywere nabbing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been nabbing
he, she, ithas been nabbing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been nabbing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be nabbing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been nabbing
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