grab for (someone or something)

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grab for (someone or something)

To attempt to seize or grasp someone or something. The man grabbed for me as I walked by, so I sprayed him in the face with pepper spray. I tried grabbing for the paper in her hand, but she snatched it away from me effortlessly.
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I realise this is a downward spiral and I may at some point do a smash and grab for something less worthy - a bottle of pinot grigio or a family sized fruit 'n' nut bar.