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


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
"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

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
"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.

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