grab

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grab(
grahb
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to seize)
a. agarrar
Grab the handlebars and don't let go.Agarra el manillar y no lo sueltes.
b. coger
He grabbed my arm and twisted it behind my back.Me cogió el brazo y me lo torció detrás de la espalda.
2. (to jump on)
a. aprovechar
If I were in your shoes, I'd grab the opportunity to study abroad.En tu lugar, yo aprovecharía la oportunidad de estudiar en el extranjero.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get quickly)
a. coger
Can you grab the keys on your way out?¿Puedes coger las llaves al salir?
4. (to attract)
a. atraer
The idea didn't really grab me.La idea no me atrajo mucho.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to try to seize)
a. tratar de agarrar
I grabbed at the glass as it fell.Traté de agarrar el vaso en el aire.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (mechanics)
a. la pala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He lowered the grab onto the deck of the ship.Bajó la pala hasta la cubierta del barco.
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grab
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (movement)
a.
to make a grab at or for somethingtratar de agarrar algo
2. (colloquial)
a.
to be up for grabsestar a disposición de cualquiera
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a.
to grab (hold of) something/somebodyagarrar algo/a alguien
to grab something off somebodyarrebatar algo a alguien
4. (colloquial)
a.
how does that grab you?¿qué te parece?
5. (colloquial)
a.
the idea doesn't grab meno me entusiasma la idea
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (general)
a.
to grab at something/somebodytratar de agarrar algo/a alguien
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grab [ɡræb]
noun
1 (snatch)
to make a grab at or for sth intentar agarrar algo; it's all up for grabs está a disposición de cualquiera
2 especially (Britain) (Téc) cuchara (f)
transitive verb
1 (seize) coger; agarrar; (LAm) (greedily) echar mano a
to grab sth from sb arrebatarle algo a algn; to grab hold of sth/sb agarrar algo/a algn
He grabbed hold of me She grabbed hold of him by the arm Grab hold of this for a minute
2 [+chance etc] aprovechar
I'll just grab a quick shower me voy a dar una ducha rápida; we can grab a sandwich on the way comeremos un bocadillo por el camino
I managed to grab a few hours' sleep on the plane
I managed to grab him before he left conseguí pillarle antes de que se marchara
3 (attract, appeal to)
how does that grab you? ¿qué te parece?; that really grabbed me aquello me entusiasmó de verdad; it doesn't grab me no me va
intransitive verb
to grab at (snatch) tratar de coger or agarrar; (LAm) (in falling) tratar de asir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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