(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. take, snatch, seize, capture; clutch; annex. See acquisition.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. grasp, clutch, snatch; see grip 2 .
up for grabs*,
Syn. offered, obtainable, for the taking; see available , free 4 .
Syn. clutch, grasp, take; see seize 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at seize .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
snatch, seize, clutch, grasp, pluck, catch, capture, bag, nab, take, latch on to, get one's hands on.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To get hold of (something moving): catch, clutch1, seize, snatch. Informal: nab. Idiom: lay hands on. See GET. 2. To take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on: clasp, clench, clutch1, grapple, grasp, grip, seize. See KEEP. 3. To take quick and forcible possession of: commandeer, confiscate, expropriate, seize, snatch. Idiom: help oneself to. See GIVE. 4. Slang. To compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of: arrest, catch up, enthrall, fascinate, grip, hold, mesmerize, rivet, spellbind, transfix. See EXCITE. II noun The act of catching, especially a sudden taking and holding: catch, clutch1, seizure, snatch. See GET.

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