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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The next cluster of the three on the page informs, again impersonally, "es heisst" (it is said): "we are surrounded" and "something is grabbing for us." Then, in the last two lines of the final cluster, "the stairs move and the floor rises." Surely the stage does not physically rise; instead, these tape voice lines only describe "his" and "her" psychological condition, intense fear.