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nab

To catch and arrest someone. Often used in passive constructions. We'll be able to nab the perpetrator as soon as we have an eyewitness to the crime. I heard the serial killer was finally nabbed last night.

nabbed

Caught and arrested by police. I heard the serial killer was finally nabbed last night. OK, here's your portion of the drugs to sell. Don't get nabbed!
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nabe

slang 1. A contrived shortening of "neighborhood." Primarily heard in US. Wow, it's wild coming back to my old nabe as an adult! There are some new faces in the nabe this year.
2. slang A contrived shortening of "neighbor." Primarily heard in US. Howdy, nabe! Beautiful day, isn't it?

Uncle nab(s)

dated slang A policeman, or the police in general. Round these parts, people tend to be as scared of Uncle nabs as they are of criminals. I thought someone was going to get killed until Uncle nab showed up and broke the fight up.
See also: uncle

nab

(næb)
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.

nabbed

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

nabe

(neb)
1. n. a neighborhood; one’s own neighborhood. Hey, man, welcome back to the old nabe!
2. n. a neighborhood theater. Do I have to go downtown to see that movie, or is it playing at the nabes yet?

Uncle nab

n. a policeman. Watch out for Uncle nab. He’s been asking about you.
See also: nab, uncle