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Grab

To clutch or seize. I grabbed it; he grabbed him, i.e. the bailiff caught him. (Swedish, grabba, to grasp; Danish, griber; our grip, gripe, grope, grupple.)

A land grabber.
A very common expression in Ireland during the last two decades of the nineteenth century, to signify one who takes the farm or land of an evicted tenant.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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