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1) nab. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: nabbed, nab·bing, nabs Informal 1. To seize (a fugitive or wrongdoer); arrest. 2. To grab; snatch. Perhaps variant of dialectal nap, to seize, probably...

2) Scene I. The Hairy Ape. O Neill, Eugene. 1922. Three Plays
...I hit him smash in yaw, py Gott! Jenkins—the First—he s a rotten swine— And the coppers nabbed him—and I run— I like peer better. It don t pig head gif you. A slut,...

3) XVIII. A Rescue and a Catastrophe. Thackeray, William Makepeace. 1917. Vanity Fair, A Novel without a Hero. Vols. V & VI. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...you in your coffy. Last night as I was coming home smoaking, I met with an accadent. I was nabbed by Moss of Cursitor Street—from whose gilt and splendid parler I...

4) 2. The Secret of Gabriel Syme. Chesterton, G. K. 1908. The Man Who Was Thursday
...presumptuous human reason! they found out in some way that I was not a bishop at all. I was nabbed at once. Then I made up as a millionaire; but I defended Capital...

5) Paras. 900–999. Balzac, Honoré de. 1917. Old Goriot. Vol. XIII, Part 1. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...when they come up for trial. They know the Code too well to risk their necks when they are nabbed. Collin is their confidential agent and legal adviser. By means...

6) Chapter 4. American and English Today. 2. Differences in Usage. Mencken, H.L. 1921. The American Language
...yanked to give Clarke a chance to use his slants, and after singling through second, Brown was nabbed off the first pillow. Cambridge came back strong in the eighth...

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