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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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They say the grabbing and eviction is mainly targeting the poor and the vulnerable.
He said the district authority had warned the families against land grabbing and instructed them to move out, only to see them return to build their huts at night.
The first global assessment of the 'grabbing' of land and water resources in poor countries by wealthier nations has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.