Grab game
Grab Grab, n. 1. A sudden grasp or seizure. [1913 Webster]

2. An instrument for clutching objects for the purpose of raising them; -- specially applied to devices for withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells that are drilled, bored, or driven. [1913 Webster]

{Grab bag}, at fairs, a bag or box holding small articles which are to be drawn, without being seen, on payment of a small sum. [Colloq.]

{Grab game}, a theft committed by grabbing or snatching a purse or other piece of property. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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