In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(seize)(hand/rope) agarrar(chance/opportunity) aprovecharhe grabbed me by the arm — me agarró del brazo
- she grabbed the money (away) from me — me arrebató el dinero
- the advertisement grabbed my attention — el anuncio me llamó la atención
- to grab the headlines — saltar a los titulares
- We first stopped off at my house so i could quickly get changed and grab some money.
- She grabs three shot glasses and we all walk into the living room.
- We come to a gentle stop and as Jack rolls out of his seat, I quickly lean over and grab his wallet out of his back pocket.
- Two pairs of hands grabbed me roughly by the arms and started dragging me up the steps.
- He was suddenly caught off guard by someone grabbing him from behind.
- Shoving the bills in her pocket she headed for the door quickly grabbing her jacket.
- Suddenly, he grabs her savagely by the arm and throws her at the nearest wall.
- Lauren walked faster, scared now, and she was still trying to place the voices when suddenly she felt someone grab her roughly around the waist.
- Then Phil suddenly got up, grabbed Amy off of me and pinned her to the floor.
- One of the men lowered his gun and grabbed her roughly by the shoulder.
- He seized keys up from the counter and grabbed me by my wrist, yanking me out the door.
- Suddenly he was striding up to Loretta, grabbing her around the waist and hoisting her up over his shoulder.
- She gasped as she was suddenly grabbed from behind and a hand came up to cover her mouth.
- Paul reached out to grab him and Matt ducked away avoiding the guy's grasp.
- He quickly grabbed the magazine from her hands and she told him to look at page 78.
- I grabbed a plate full of sausages and sat down at a table.
- The researchers concluded that planning weekly meals and related grocery shopping will help adults resist the fast-meal decisions that lead to grabbing a quick bite.
- I quickly grab a seat with Jake and Emily at the rear of the room.
- Quickly grabbing a bagel, she ran outside to wait for her best friend to pick her up and take her to school.
- My brother and I would quickly grab our raincoats (mine was red and his was bright yellow) and our rubber boots, and then would rush out the door.
- I excused myself quickly, grabbing a muesli bar on the way out of the kitchen and I shut myself in what was to become my bedroom.
- We headed over to the snack bar to return my bowling shoes and grab lunch before his mother arrived to pick us up.
- I can grab whatever you want from the catering truck, and we can eat in here.
- He looked around, quickly grabbing his glasses which had also tumbled to the floor, now fully awake.
- Suddenly a bunch of big men in suits grabbed him and dragged him to the alley of the casino.
- Sam quickly grabbed hold of Mel when he felt her getting up from the bed.
- Grace quickly grabs the horse's reins before it runs away and calms it before walking to the stranger, who is still sitting on the ground.
- He grabs Taylor by the collar of his shirt and roughly yanks him to his feet.
- Tristan then grabbed a hold of my hand and led me through the forest.
- He made a move to break away into the street, and I tried to grab him, catching the end of his shirt.
- I broke off as he grabbed me by the collar and hauled me round a corner into a dark room.
2(appropriate)(land) apropiarse de(land) apoderarse de(money) llevarseI grabbed the window seat — cogí el asiento de la ventanilla Spain
3informal(eat, take hurriedly)I'll just grab a hamburger somewhere — me comeré una hamburguesa en algún sitio por ahí
- grab a seat — agárrate un asiento
- I try to strike a balance between attention grabbing and classical designs.
- Now I get the headlines once or twice a day and only watch on if there's something attention grabbing.
- Well-crafted work that is creative and well-animated will always grab someone's attention.
- He was one of the very very few people who would always grab and hold my attention whenever I flicked through channels or stations.
- If cinematic spectacle grabs eyeballs, then gameplay grabs minds.
- I stepped onto the table to help me grab everyone's attention.
- The voice is so attention grabbing, right from the first paragraph.
- He stressed that idea of the event is to grab the public's attention with their favourite acts, rather than to give them a diverse arts festival.
- It may not contain much color or anything attention grabbing, but there's just something about it.
- The lyrics are what really grabbed and held my attention as far as this album is concerned.
- The pretty young things want to grab all the attention and those on the older side are in their own world.
- Yep, I'm using an attention grabbing headline again to get you to read the article.
- The misdeeds of corporate America grab headlines and generate huge media coverage.
- But there are so many demonstrations that the people whose attention they are trying to grab barely take notice.
- After a little while, if they have failed to grab me, I move on.
- But you have to ask if this understated compact executive car can grab you in the way that you want from a sporty model.
- Still, it is goalscorers who win games and grab headlines.
- Like it or not, readers in my generation need visuals to grab and guide their attention.
- The purpose of this film is to grab the audience's undivided attention, and it accomplishes this fairly well.
- She always found a way to grab everyone's attention, but if you ask me, she doesn't need a big entrance.
4informal(appeal to)(idea) atraerhow does that grab you? — ¿qué te parece?
1don't grab, wait your turn — no arrebates, espera que te toque a ti
- to grab at sth
- she grabbed at the rope — trató de agarrar la cuerda
- he grabbed at the chance — no dejó escapar la oportunidad
1(snatch)to make a grab for sth — tratar de agarrar algo
- I made a grab at her arm to stop her falling — quise agarrarla del brazo para que no se cayera
- the cat made a grab for the mouse — el gato se abalanzó sobre el ratón
- I shouted over my shoulder as I made a quick grab for my keys and flung open the door.
- Donovan made a grab for his brother and lifted hist shirt to reveal the tell-tale marking.
- I made a quick grab for her and pulled her down to the bed with me.
- He hopped down from the porch and made a quick grab for her sleeve.
- He tried to make a grab for her, but she was quick on her feet and he ended up falling flat on his face.
- Faith's apple went flying in the air as she was knocked over, and she had to make a mad grab to catch it before it fell.
- Look I think it just comes down to a grab for power by the manufacturers.
- The burgundy-coloured car was carrying four young men and one jumped out of the passenger door and made a grab for her bag containing a purse and cash.
- Many companies want to make a quick grab for market share or return on investment, and with high prices both objectives can be harder to achieve.
- It was only the quick grab of one of his porters that saves him from the fall.
- When Ken felt a grab, he turned around to face a huge man.
- Tristyn noticed the note that Tamara had thrown away, and made a quick grab to get it before Tamara noticed it.
- As soon as I put weight on my feet I lost my balance and fell, only a quick grab for the headboard of my bed saved me from crashing to the floor.
2US slang(robbery)atraco masculine
- Their modern tracked cranes equipped with grabs and magnets can be seen operating at the dockside in Sligo harbour.
- The lessons had still not been learned by November the following year, when the mechanical grab ripped up part of a late medieval barge near Trig Stairs.
(still image)captura feminine
- One exception could be the ability to take screen grabs from live video and ship them immediately via e-mail.
- Screen grabs and extensive appendices illustrate these tutorials which are clearly presented, if a little poorly signposted.
- Tom has a screen grab of the document and notes on the experience.
- The exhibit features a mélange of mediums, including drawings, photocopied photographs and video frame grabs.
- They had used video grabs taken 2km into the march every three minutes throughout the five hour event.
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