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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}

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "nabbing":
     abduction, apprehension, arrest, arrestation, capture, catch,
     catching, collaring, coup, dragnet, forcible seizure, grab,
     grabbing, hold, kidnapping, picking up, power grab, prehension,
     running in, seizure, seizure of power, snatch, snatching,
     taking in, taking into custody

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