grab

Grab \Grab\, n. 1. A sudden grasp or seizure. [1913 Webster] 2. An instrument for clutching objects for the purpose of raising them; -- specially applied to devices for withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells that are drilled, bored, or driven. [1913 Webster] {Grab bag}, at fairs, a bag or box holding small articles which are to be drawn, without being seen, on payment of a small sum. [Colloq.] {Grab game}, a theft committed by grabbing or snatching a purse or other piece of property. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]