grab at

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grab at (someone or something)

To attempt to seize or grasp someone or something. The man grabbed at me as I walked by, so I sprayed him in the face with pepper spray. I tried grabbing at the paper in her hand, but she snatched it away from me effortlessly.
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grab at someone or something

 and grab for someone or something
to grasp quickly at someone or something; to try to seize someone or something. He grabbed at me, but I got away unscathed. I grabbed at the rope, but missed. The teacher grabbed for the little boy and held him.
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As customers use Grab for their regular transport needs, many of them are choosing to go cashless by adopting GrabPay for a more seamless ride experience.
Business travelers who work within the region can also easily tabulate their business ride spending with Grab through the Grab for Work portal, and companies can automatically pay for their employees' rides through the use of corporate cards.
MIAA General Manager Jose Angel Honrado thanked Grab for sharing in its goal of enhancing passenger experience at the NAIA.