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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Nab \Nab\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nabbed} (n[a^]bd); p. pr. & vb.
     n. {Nabbing}.] [Dan nappe, or Sw. nappa.]
     1. To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]

     2. To capture; to arrest; as, the police nabbed the culprit
        wtrying to hide in the basement.

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       v 1: tag the base runner to get him out
       2: take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected
          criminals" [syn: {collar}, {nail}, {apprehend}, {arrest},
          {pick up}, {cop}]
       3: seize suddenly
       [also: {nabbing}, {nabbed}]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       See {nab}

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