Definition of nab:
grok, turn around, compass, knock off, lift up, turn back, elate, hold back, clutch, smash, glom, see, get the picture, discover, gather up, sail through, peck, seize, contain, receive, halt, grasp, collar, law, pass with flying colors, dig, find out, gain vigor, pinpoint, get a line, pinch, hook, comprehend, breeze through, apprehend, call for, blast, peg, sweep through, check, snitch, quail at, uplift, intoxicate, cop, hold, nail down, boom, run in, perk, stop, savvy, perk up, get word, complete, arrest, ace, bust, pick-up, thieve, nail, percolate, get wind, learn, snatch, hear.
It seemed as if a kind of fatality attended our messengers: from whatever class they were taken- simple peasants, followers of the Nab, or relatives of one of the Emperor's courtiers- the result was invariably the same; not only they did not bring back any answer from the Emperor, but not even one returned to us.- "A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People", Henry Blanc.
- "No Defense, Volume 2.", Gilbert Parker.
- "A Thief in the Night", E. W. Hornung.