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noun     grab pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [singular] an attempt to take hold of something
    make a grab at/for something:

    Rose rushed at Dieter and made a grab at his wrist.

    1. a.
      used for saying that someone tries to obtain something by acting quickly
      make a grab at/for something:

      The army chose this moment to make a grab for power.

  2. 2
    [countable] a machine used for catching and lifting objects


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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