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grab

1. verb take hold of2. verb succeed in getting3. verb interest, impress4. verb manage to do sth 5. noun attempt to get hold of sth6. noun attempt to get sth 7. noun CONSTR machine
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1 verb take hold of TRANSITIVEbeir ar PhrV  c m ugreim a bhreith argreim a fháil arshe grabbed the pen rug sí ar an bpeann, fuair sí greim ar an bpeann he grabbed hold of me rug sé greim orm, fuair sé greim ormI grabbed him by the arm rug mé greim láimhe airshe grabbed the book from me sciob sí an leabhar uaimhe tried to grab the phone back rinne sé iarracht an fón a sciobadh ar ais 2 verb informal succeed in getting TRANSITIVEshe grabbed the opportunity to go home rug sí ar an bhfaill dul abhaile, thapaigh sí an deis dul abhaileyou grab us a couple of seats! faigh thusa cúpla suíochán dúinn!I managed to grab her before she left d'éirigh liom greim a fháil uirthi sular imigh sí, d'éirigh liom breith uirthi sular imigh síthe movie grabbed a handful of awards bhuaigh an scannán dornán duaiseannaLimerick grabbed a late goal fuair Luimneach cúl go déanach
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3 verb interest, impress TRANSITIVEtéigh i bhfeidhm artéigh i gcion arthe song didn't grab me immediately ní dheachaigh an t-amhrán i bhfeidhm orm láithreach, ní dheachaigh an t-amhrán i gcion orm láithreachthat's what grabbed my attention sin é a ghoin m'aire, sin an rud a phrioc m'aird, sin an rud ar thug mé suntas dóit grabs the audience at once meallann sé an lucht féachana ar an bpointehow does that grab you? céard a cheapann tú faoi sin?, cad é do bharúil faoi sin? 4 verb informal manage to do sth TRANSITIVEfaigh verb  c m uI managed to grab a bit of shut eye d'éirigh liom néal codlata a fháilwe grabbed a bite to eat fuaireamar greim gasta le hitheI'll grab a quick shower beidh cithfholcadh sciobtha agam 5 noun attempt to get hold of sth he made a grab for my bag rinne sé iarracht breith ar mo mhála, thug sé iarraidh ar mo mhála, thug sé seáp faoi mo mhála 6 noun attempt to get sth he made another grab for the leadership rinne sé iarracht eile an cheannaireacht a fháil, thug sé iarraidh eile ar an gceannaireachtit's nothing but a power grab by the mayor níl ann ach iarracht ag an méara ar chumhacht a ghabháil chuige féin 7 noun CONSTR machinealpaire masc4  c m u
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to grab the bull by the horns

it's time to take the bull by the horns is mithid éirí as an leamhaireacht, tá sé in am éirí as an mbraiteoireacht

to grab the headlines

his comments certainly grabbed the headlines is cinnte go raibh a lán cainte faoin méid a bhí le rá aige

to be up for grabs

there are good prizes up for grabs tá duaiseanna maithe le baint, tá duaiseanna maithe le buachanthe two titles are up for grabs tá an dá chraobh i ngeall anois

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