Synonyms of grab in English:


See US English definition of grab

See UK English definition of grab

See Spanish definition of agarrar


1‘Doreen grabbed his arm, swinging him round’

seize, grasp, snatch, seize hold of, grab hold of, take hold of, catch hold of, lay hold of, lay hands on, lay one's hands on, get one's hands on, take a grip of, fasten round, grapple, grip, clasp, clutch
catch at, take, pluck
informal collar


2‘Clint Eastwood grabbed a fistful of awards last night’

obtain, acquire, come by, carry off, come to have, get, receive, gain, earn, win, come into, come in for, take possession of, take receipt of, be given
buy, purchase, procure, possess oneself of, secure, snap up
gather, collect, pick up, appropriate, amass, build up, hook, net, land
achieve, attain
informal get one's hands on, lay one's hands on, get one's mitts on, get hold of, bag, score, swing, nab, collar, pull down, cop
British informal blag


1‘she made a grab for his gun’

lunge for, attempt to grab


    up for grabs

    ‘dozens of prizes are up for grabs’

    available, obtainable, to be had, there for the taking
    up for sale, on the market, waiting to be bought
    untaken, unengaged
    informal yours for the asking, on tap, gettable