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1 tag the base runner to get him out
2 take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals" [syn: collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, cop]
3 seize suddenly [also: nabbing, nabbed]nabbing See nab

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  1. present participle of nab

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abduction, apprehension, arrest, arrestation, capture, catch, catching, collaring, coup, dragnet, forcible seizure, grab, grabbing, hold, kidnapping, picking up, power grab, prehension, running in, seizure, seizure of power, snatch, snatching, taking in, taking into custody
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