nab has definitions from the fields of law,criminal law,baseball
[ verb ] (law,criminal law) take into custody, as of suspected criminals, by the police

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune,...)

Six radiomen told how , twice on two days after the ring was nabbed , a transmitter near Moscow was heard calling , using signals , times and wavelengths specified on codes found hidden in cigaret lighters in Lonsdale 's apartment and the Krogers ' house and also fastened to the transmitter lid .

[ verb ] (baseball) tag the base runner to get him out

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

Catcher Frank_House 's throw in an effort to nab Throneberry was wide and in the dirt .

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tag baseball

[ verb ] seize suddenly

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clutch seize