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1. tv. to arrest someone. (see also nabbed.) I knew they would nab him sooner or later.
2. and nabber n. a police officer; a cop. There’s a nabber at the door who wants to talk to you.


mod. caught by the police; arrested. She’s down at the police station. She’s nabbed.
See also: nab

Uncle nab

n. a policeman. Watch out for Uncle nab. He’s been asking about you.
See also: nab, uncle
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NAB, in collaboration with Islamabad Traffic Police has started printing NAB message Say No to Corruption on all driving licenses.
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