"grabbing" in the verb sense
1. catch, grab, take hold of
take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
"Catch the ball!"
"Grab the elevator door!"
2. snap up, snaffle, grab
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"
obtain illegally or unscrupulously
take or grasp suddenly
"She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room"
6. grab, seize
capture the attention or imagination of
"This story will grab you"
"The movie seized my imagination"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License