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  1. SubscriberKewpie
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    01 Dec '12 12:44
    Dictionary definitions:
    1. To take or grasp suddenly: grabbed the letter from me.
    2. To capture or restrain; arrest.
    3. To obtain or appropriate unscrupulously or forcibly: grab public funds; grab power.
    4. To take hurriedly: grabbed my coat and hat and left.
    5. Slang To capture the attention of: a plot that grabs the reader.
    6. To make a grasping or snatching motion: We grabbed for the life raft.

    That's not what it means now though, is it? "Collect" or "pick up" would define it for everyday use now.

    Personally, I think Grab is a big black ogre with horns, used for scaring small children. Or perhaps a a giant bear. Any other ideas?
  2. Subscriberradioactive69
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    01 Dec '12 12:59
    A girl crab?
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    Grab:-

    A girl Crab, you could also order Gobster Thermidor in a sea food restaurant.

    That machine at seaside resorts that never quite manages to pick up anything, no matter how much you pay it.
  4. SubscriberKewpie
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    01 Dec '12 23:51
    Grab = b4. It's the matching move (on the opposite side of the board) for the Grob.
  5. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    03 Dec '12 01:55
    Definition of SILLY
    1
    archaic : helpless, weak
    2
    a : rustic, plain
    b obsolete : lowly in station : humble
    3
    a : weak in intellect : foolish
    b : exhibiting or indicative of a lack of common sense or sound judgment <a very silly mistake>
    c : trifling, frivolous
    4
    : being stunned or dazed <scared silly> <knocked me silly>
    — sil·li·ly adverb
    — sil·li·ness noun
    — silly noun or adverb
    Examples of SILLY

    I hope I didn't make any silly mistakes.
    The idea does seem a bit silly.
    That's the silliest thing I've ever heard.
    You drove in this weather? What a silly thing to do!
    Silly me. I locked myself out of the car again.
    Ask a silly question, and you get a silly answer.
    “I can't ask you to do that.” “Don't be silly. It is my pleasure.”
    What a silly little purse. It looks too small to hold everything that I'd need to carry.
    I'm tired of watching silly movies.
    The book was a silly waste of time.

    Origin of SILLY
    Middle English sely, silly happy, innocent, pitiable, feeble, from Old English sæ&#772;lig, from sæ&#772;l happiness; akin to Old High German s&#257;lig happy
    First Known Use: 14th century
    Related to SILLY
    Synonyms: birdbrained, ditzy (or ditsy), dizzy, featherbrained, flighty, frivolous, frothy, futile, goofy, harebrained, light-headed, light-minded, puerile, scatterbrained, giddy, yeasty
    Antonyms: earnest, serious, serious-minded, sober, unfrivolous
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    Rhymes with SILLY
    billy, Chile, chili, chilly, dilly, filly, frilly, gillie, hilly, lily, stilly, Tilly
    Learn More About SILLY
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  6. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    03 Dec '12 03:15
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Grab = b4. It's the matching move (on the opposite side of the board) for the Grob.
    That's the Sokolsky/Polish/Orangutan
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    03 Dec '12 03:43
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    Definition of SILLY
    1
    archaic : helpless, weak
    2
    a : rustic, plain
    b obsolete : lowly in station : humble
    3
    a : weak in intellect : foolish
    b : exhibiting or indicative of a lack of common sense or sound judgment <a very silly mistake>
    c : trifling, frivolous
    4
    : being stunned or dazed <scared silly> <knocked me silly>
    — sil·li·ly adverb
    — si ...[text shortened]... y
    Previous Word in the Dictionary: sillographer
    All Words Near: silly
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    You forgot,

    I'm going to screw you silly.
  8. Standard memberapathist
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    03 Dec '12 07:23
    Been scolded for using a dictionary during a debate. I'm unrepentant.
  9. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    03 Dec '12 15:12
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    You forgot,

    I'm going to screw you silly.
    I figured I'd get in trouble with robo mod. 😉
  10. SubscriberPonderable
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    03 Dec '12 15:31
    in German Grab means grave.
  11. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    03 Dec '12 17:17
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    in German Grab means grave.
    Same as English then.
  12. SubscriberKewpie
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    03 Dec '12 17:181 edit
    In Croatian it means hornbeam. What's a hornbeam?
  13. SubscriberPonderable
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    03 Dec '12 17:31
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Same as English then.
    I didn't get that. I meant the word "Grab" means what the English word "grave" means. But this was not included in Kewpies list.
  14. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    03 Dec '12 17:40
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    In Croatian it means hornbeam. What's a hornbeam?
    Same as English then.
  15. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    03 Dec '12 17:40
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I didn't get that. I meant the word "Grab" means what the English word "grave" means. But this was not included in Kewpies list.
    😉 😛
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