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grab

Tools a mechanical device for gripping objects, esp the hinged jaws of a mechanical excavator

grab

[grab]
(engineering)
An instrument for extricating broken boring tools from a borehole.
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Supposing she had, say a brother, say a father, say a husband, who would be likely to make a grab at that property when she came into it--how about that?
He made a grab at the boy who glided off like an eel.
Next day was Sunday and I was running into the house by the front door and I saw SOMETHING LYING ON THE STEP and I thought it was my ribbon and I made a grab at it as I passed.