cabbage onto (someone or something)

cabbage onto (someone or something)

1. Literally, to grab and hold onto someone with one's hands. The police officer cabbaged onto the suspect before he could run away. My sister cabbaged onto me at our mother's funeral to keep herself from breaking down in tears.
2. To steal or pilfer something. Hey, I know you're cabbaging onto my fries every time you come into the kitchen—quit it!
See also: cabbage