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grab away

To seize or snatch someone or something from someone or something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "grab" and "away." I grabbed my report card away from my sister before she could show it to Mom.
See also: away, grab
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

grab someone or something away (from someone or something)

to snatch someone or something away from someone or something. Harry's aunt grabbed the dirty candy away from him before he got it in his mouth. I grabbed away the meat from the dog.
See also: away, grab
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'Replicas have put back the all original leading brands and grabbed away the hefty turnover, especially on the eve of different festivals'.
Irked Pornebo then suddenly pulled out his firearm which was quickly grabbed away by Abitria prompting officers to put him under protective custody.
However, all the attention is grabbed away by the main character in the ad who imitates Salman incredibly with his blonde hair and beard!
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Lions chief Kenny Jackett would love three points on his return to his former club and the Lions have grabbed away draws at QPR, Swansea and Nottingham Forest as well as road triumphs at Bristol City, Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace this season.
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said a wounded woman, identified by CNN as Patricia Maisch, had grabbed away an ammunition magazine from the gunman as he tried to reload after shooting into the crowd.
He added: "I count my lucky stars I am out there playing because I know how quickly it can be grabbed away from you.
And then, in a surprise that really wasn't a surprise at all, Allen grabbed away the spotlight.
It was well worth it though as I actually jumped on stage and got hold of Rod, but was then grabbed away by security.
It would have stopped his homecoming bristling with intent as he grabbed away the very first part of Liverpool's historic treble at the very first defence.