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transitive verb nabbing, nabbed, nabbed
1(catch)(person) pescar informal(person) pillar informal
- Why announce his arrest to the world before actually nabbing him?
- That is why when Delhi Police nabbed him on June 9 on charges of violating the Official Secrets Act, fellow journalists were amazed.
- He was nabbed by members of the Garda National Drugs Unit in December 1998 when he was caught sneaking into the country and jailed for a year.
- But he was nabbed in Denmark so the royal trust fund is safe.
- This sense of statelessness terrified him and he dreaded what might happen if the Indonesian or Malaysian police nabbed him.
- He's been detained in Japan since mid-July, when he was nabbed for traveling with an invalid passport.
- On February 10, 1994, he was nabbed by the security forces.
- But it was the Iraqis who nabbed him and turned him over to coalition authorities.
- Hume finally nabbed him living a genteel life in San Francisco, and sent him to prison.
- He has short hair, and when the police nabbed him, he was dressed in blue track pants and a greyish jersey.
- Police in Scotland have nabbed their first motorists caught using mobile phones while behind the wheel.
- He jumped bail on the eve of his 1981 trial and spent two decades on the run before he was nabbed.
- Yes, I hand out parking tickets, but if I've nabbed you, you can bet it was fair and square.
- And now here we have a police spokesperson saying, ‘No, we wanted to nab him not because of what he did, but because of what he might do.’
- In a murky turn that's never fully explained, we learn that Canadian immigration authorities want to nab her, as she's in the country illegally.
- Many reasons are being attributed for the failure to nab him.
- The man falls in his own trap when cops set out to nab him.
- The CIA missed its best chance of nabbing him - during his stay in Sudan - and soon he was off to Afghanistan.
- He had absolutely no fear of getting caught in his robbery, nor any worries about the police nabbing him for his drug use.
- The CIA and Peruvian officials figured out where he shopped, combed through trash bins to find the wrappers and his location, and nabbed him.
- He reached into the trunk of the taxi and grabbed his suitcase, nabbing the bottle.
- Tucker lifted his fork and nabbed a piece from Merissa.
- Nonetheless, he was openly delighted at nabbing the final seat in the ward.
- But then I nabbed the top deck front seat view on the next vintage vehicle for a snail's pace crawl across Central London, and suddenly the wait was worthwhile.
- It is even sometimes possible to nab an emergency-exit seat with extra legroom.
- A bit of nosing around behind the curtains helped us nab seats in the second row for the best view.
- Sex, death, love, religion and coffee are all present and correct, bustling and jostling with each other as if attempting to nab a good seat in a particularly packed cinema.
- I nab a seat nearby Jessie and make sure that there aren't any wandering hands.
- Josie walks up to her dorm, and nabs a key chain from her pocket.
- Still shaking I opened my door and walked across the hallway and nabbed some tissues.
- Undoing the clasp, he lurches forward and nabs the strap of my dress.
- This presence is kind of like hopping out of the car to stand in a parking space so no one nabs it while your friend drives around the block.
- The fugitive bird was finally nabbed between 1pm and 2pm last Thursday but is said to be recovering well from the ordeal… with the help of 60 hens!
- Use the spear for nabbing medium-size freshwater fish like bass and catfish, or ocean fish such as grouper and flounder.
- The prize, set at €100,000, is one of the richest literary bonanzas to nab.
- She unfolds a piece of paper which she nabs from her pocket.
- She took the garden spade she'd nabbed from her garage and started to dig a small circle in front of the tombstone.
- They had not only defeated the evil Mayor but had taken out his guards and nabbed several choice pieces of loot from the mansion.
- After nabbing Brian from a care facility, Larry brings him to his apartment.
- That afternoon, before I could snake out to the buses, I was nabbed by two of the student council decorating committee.
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