nabbed


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nab

To catch and arrest someone. Often used in passive constructions. We'll be able to nab the perpetrator as soon as we have an eyewitness to the crime. I heard the serial killer was finally nabbed last night.

nabbed

Caught and arrested by police. I heard the serial killer was finally nabbed last night. OK, here's your portion of the drugs to sell. Don't get nabbed!
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nabbed

mod. caught by the police; arrested. She’s down at the police station. She’s nabbed.
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References in classic literature ?
Then the sheriff he nabbed Brace Dunlap and his crowd, and by and by next month the judge had them up for trial and jailed the whole lot.
We have nabbed the corrupt and deposited millions of looted money of people in the national exchequer.