Usage examples for grabs

  1. When he sees me, he springs a wide grin and grabs me by the shoulders. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  2. Then he hits her and grabs the diamonds, and was off." – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  3. Directly he grabs at the pork, and it is felt that the albatross is hooked, the letting out of the line is at once stopped, and it is hauled in with all speed. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  4. Mistakes it for a bone and grabs- eh? – The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces by John Kendrick Bangs
  5. I grabs the bag 'n' beats it. – Blister Jones by John Taintor Foote
  6. Our own nurse insisted that she knew of none, but one day I noticed her grabbing my little girl's knee, while she was saying: One grab silver, Two grabs gold, Three don't laugh, And you'll grow old. – The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland
  7. He wants you; and he grabs you. – John Bull's Other Island by George Bernard Shaw
  8. The hunter grabs the beak of a wounded bird in his teeth, and with a wrench breaks the creature's neck. – Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North by Fullerton Waldo
  9. Now, then; three groans for the land syndicates, alien mortgagees, and the Western Pacific Railroad, by grabs! – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  10. The larger of these vessels, of which there were about ten, are called grabs, and the smaller, of which I counted upwards of sixty, gallivats. – Athelstane Ford by Allen Upward
  11. Whereupon, this " bunch of peeches" grabs his hand and kisses it. – Love Letters of a Rookie to Julie by Barney Stone
  12. If I weren't a pretty fair sailor- well, as it is, my dear, he interrupted himself with a laugh, I show you often enough what grabs I make for support. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  13. Erec grabs him by the helmet and forcibly drags it from his head, and unlaces the ventail, so that his head and face are completely exposed. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  14. As I comes off, Sadie grabs me and begins to tell me what a hit I'd made, and how tickled she was, but I shakes her off. – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  15. De minute he grabs me I seize on ter his thumb an' I bites hit ter de bone, den he gits mad an' he picks me up an' lifts me higher dan my haid an' flings me down on de steel mat dere in front of de do'. – Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 by Work Projects Administration
  16. The splash frightened the turtle, which made off up the creek, but the boy was on his trail and, after a few futile grabs, had the reptile in his hand. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock
  17. As soon as he grabs me the rest of you can slip past him, out of his reach, and he will soon let me go because I am not fit to eat. – The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  18. I finally grabs th' side av th' trunk an' tries to lift it. – Mr. Trunnell by T. Jenkins Hains
  19. With a superb effort, he swings himself onto the horse behind the saddle, and with a second sudden move grabs the rooster and wrests half of it out of the original victor's hands. – The-Grand-Canyon-of-Arizona-how-to-see-it by James, George Wharton
  20. One prominent negro asserted that " negroes grab the Defender like a hungry mule grabs fodder." – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott