grab for (someone or something)(redirected from grab for them)
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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