Take A Grab Meaning
(Australian rules football) to mark the football, especially overhead
Example: Used other than as an idiom: see take,â€Ž grab.
1883 Edward William L. Davies, A memoir of the rev. John Russell, and his out-of-door life, by the author of 'Dartmoor days', p194
Even in his gallop he would occasionally take a grab at the point of Russell's foot ; and, had he caught it, would have torn the boot ruthlessly from his leg.
1905 Roger S. Pocock, Curly: a tale of the Arizona desert, Little, Brown, and Company, p110
Ahead on the white road, plain in the moonlight, lay something black, so I swung down my arm in passing, and took a grab. "What d'ye make of this, eh, Pederson ?" / "A silk mask," says he."
2002 Michael Innes, The Ampersand Papers, House of Stratus, p145
He had only to be startled into losing his balance, you might say, and he might take a grab at something, manage only a heavy fall, and go tumbling down, staircase and all.
2010 Michael Cogdill, She-Rain: A Story of Hope, Wordclay, p104
He drew near enough to take a grab at her foot. The grip failed to hold.
2008 Full Points Footy's WA Football Companion, p122
Solidly built, he was nevertheless extremely quick, could take a grab, and kicked beautifully with both feet.
2008 H.G. Nelson, Sprays: a collection of verbal touch-ups, Pan Macmillan Australia, p139
Footyheads supporting a variety of clubs actually breathed a sigh of relief knowing that the game didnâ€™t have to stop for seven minutes seventeen seconds every time Matthew took a grab within kicking distance.