nab

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v nab seize suddenly
    • v nab take into custody "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
    • v nab tag the base runner to get him out
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nab (Firearms) The cock of a gunlock.
    • Nab (Locksmithing) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.
    • Nab The summit of an eminence.
    • Nab To capture; to arrest; as, the police nabbed the culprit wtrying to hide in the basement.
    • Nab To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nab To catch or seize suddenly or by a sudden thrust and grasp To seize and make off with; as, to nab a purse.
    • n nab The summit of a mountain or rock; any piece of rising ground: same as knob .
    • n nab The cock of a gun-lock.
    • n nab A projecting box screwed to the jamb of a door, or to one door of a pair, to receive the latch or bolt, or both, of a rim-lock.
    • n nab A hat; a head-covering.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Nab nab to seize suddenly
    • pr.p Nab nab′bing; pa.p. nabbed
    • n Nab nab a hill-top: the projecting cavity fixed to the jamb of a door to receive the latch or bolt:
    • n Nab nab (obs.) a hat.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dan nappe, or Sw. nappa,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
For knab=knap.

Usage

In literature:

It is quite on the cards that we should find that the police have nabbed him.
"Linda Tressel" by Anthony Trollope
Yes, there is a worm or a nit on the under side of that leaf, and he must nab it now or never!
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
The Washington police nabbed Russell an hour ago, on my orders.
"No Clue" by James Hay
If he does, we'll soon nab him.
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
So yez had better kape your eye skinned an' nab it before it shlips by an' is lost forevir.
"If You Don't Write Fiction" by Charles Phelps Cushing
THE FORTUNE OF CHRISTINA M'NAB.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
If we don't nab her within half an hour, I'll eat my hat!
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
We've nabbed him this time.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
He was with him when he stopped here and nabbed our horses.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
He nabbed the other one.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Shouldn't be s'prised if both have nabbed him.
"The Riflemen of the Miami" by Edward S. Ellis
When she found the 'Nab' she vanished finally, and I was glad and sorry she was gone.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
We'll probably beat you to Skiddyunk, but if we don't, nab 'em if they get on.
"Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Still, at the worst, we can count on Dick Jordan's bunch to nab them as they come out.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
So we nabs him when his gun's empty and brings him in.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
So I came skulking through the park and ran on this good sir, who nabbed me.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Nab him, if you have to turn the house upside down!
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
Have you been nabbed long?...
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
He was trying to bring me to when some Frenchies came running up and nabbed him.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
He'll nab it in a hurry, and then his guileless and unsuspicious nature will receive a sudden shock.
"The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove" by Spencer Davenport
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In poetry:

"To London I'll go from my charmer."
Which he did, with his loot
(Seven hats and a flute),
And was nabbed for his Sydenham armour
At MR. BEN-SAMUEL'S suit.
"Sir Guy the Crusader" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Good ROBBER BROWN he muffled up his anger pretty well:
He said, "I have a notion, and that notion I will tell;
I will nab this gay young sorter, terrify him into fits,
And get my gentle wife to chop him into little bits.
"Gentle Alice Brown" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

We talked to Audrey Jimenez, the Everything But Water style and fit expert, to get the scoop on how to nab the best suit for your shape.
At the 2012 NAB Show, Orad will release Maestro Suite 6.1, the latest version of its enterprise graphics solution for realtime, pre- and post-production environments.
At NAB, Orad will unveil its new Blend channel in a box solution.
Oscilloscope nabs domestic rights to 'Bella'.
Oscilloscope nabs Berger's 'Disaster'.
It was refreshing to re ad FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai 's remarks before the NAB Radio Show in Dallas.
The session, "A Conversation With FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai ," will be moderated by NAB Executive Vice President and General Counsel Jane Mago.
Coast Guard Nabs Panga Boat near San Miguel Island.
Ex-toilet paper baron from Mexico nabbed.
Passerby helps authorities nab robbery suspect.
Passerby helps authorities nab robbery suspect.
Newark Police nab a peeping tom .
Tisbury neighbors nab peeping Tom .
V'ville Peeping Tom nabbed by Sheriffs.
The Geneseo girls' soccer team closed out the week with four wins as the squad won the Pekin Invite and nabbed a conference win over Sterling.
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In science:

The expressions for the gauge kinetic coupling matrix fαβ are truncated versions of their N = 2 counterparts NAB and MK L .
Flux compactifications in string theory: a comprehensive review
AB − N+−AB − N −+AB )/NAB , where the N ’s are coincidence counts and the subscripts are self-explanatory.
Homodyne detection and optical parametric amplification: a classical approach applied to proposed "loophole-free" Bell tests
This contrasts with the usual method, in which the denominator used is not NAB but the sum of observed coincidences, N++AB + N −+AB .
Homodyne detection and optical parametric amplification: a classical approach applied to proposed "loophole-free" Bell tests
NAB is the period matrix of special geometry .
Lectures on Spectrum Generating Symmetries and U-duality in Supergravity, Extremal Black Holes, Quantum Attractors and Harmonic Superspace
Furthermore, since J (in · L) = −(in · L)J, the map J takes a coherent state for n to a coherent state for −n, hence the notation |kab , −nab i means J |kab , nab i.
A Summary of the asymptotic analysis for the EPRL amplitude
Hence, by the reconstruction theorem of bivectors, they determine a unique geometric 4-simplex; the unique one (up to translation and inversion) 5 compatible with the boundary tetrahedra given by {nab , kab }a6=b .
A Summary of the asymptotic analysis for the EPRL amplitude
Note that by the reconstruction theorem, the maps in the diagram commutes when acting on both the triangles τab and on the internal normals nab , hence (since all maps in the diagram are orientation preserving) the SO(4) action of the maps a )−1 (cid:1) on to the left of the commuting in the diagram commutes.
A Summary of the asymptotic analysis for the EPRL amplitude
Now, as we know, the critical points satisfy closure and the conditions (X ± b (nba ) = −nab , for all a 6= b.
A Summary of the asymptotic analysis for the EPRL amplitude
Here K is a numerical constant of order unity, vsig an appropriately chosen signal velocity, see below, ¯Nab = (Na + Nb )/2, and ˆeab = (ra − rb )/|ra − rb | is the unit vector pointing from particle b to particle a.
Special-relativistic Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: a benchmark suite
This picture of octets is correct up to corrections of order 1/N 2 C , which will be good enough for our purposes here. 15 I.e., NAB→a1b contains colour and phase-space normalization factors.
QCD for Collider Physics
Here U (2) ≡ SU (2) × Uab (1) with a linear Casimir ˆnab = ˆna + ˆnb (which is also the generator of Uab (1) ).
Partial Dynamical Symmetry and Mixed Dynamics
N , J, Jz i where the label J = nab/2 identifies the SU (2) irrep.
Partial Dynamical Symmetry and Mixed Dynamics
Sbh ≡ −2π ZC Here nab is the binormal to the bifurcation surface C (normalized so that nabnab = −2), and the functional derivative is taken by formally viewing the 2See for a derivation of the first law for non-stationary perturbations that does not require evaluation at the bifurcation surface.
The Thermodynamics of Black Holes
We are going to study properties of functions of perturbed dissipative operators in [AP4], where we improve results of [Nab].
Operator H\"older--Zygmund functions
This state will be referred to as rectangular in the following (in Ref. 24 it was called nematic since Nab (cid:54)= 0).
Low energy dynamics of spinor condensates
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