To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch.
A sudden grasp or seizure.
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.
Seizure of the drum linings when brakes are applied.
the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"
get hold of or seize quickly and easily; "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"
make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand; "The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask"
take or grasp suddenly; "She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room"
capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"
Brakes "grab" when the car stops even when applying light pressure on the brake pedal.