Grabbing vs Taking - What's the difference?

grabbing | taking |

As verbs the difference between grabbing and taking

is that grabbing is while taking is .

As nouns the difference between grabbing and taking

is that grabbing is the act of one who grabs while taking is the act by which something is taken.

As an adjective taking is

alluring; attractive.




  • Derived terms

    * attention-grabbing


    (en noun)
  • The act of one who grabs.
  • * 2005 , Jeff Metzger, Cubicle Cowboy (page 168)
  • On the way out, all five of us were subjected to an absolute gauntlet of ass-grabbings and crotch-grabbings. I suspected most of the culprits to be transvestites.




    (en adjective)
  • alluring; attractive.
  • * Fuller
  • subtile in making his temptations most taking
  • (obsolete) infectious; contagious
  • (Beaumont and Fletcher)


  • The act by which something is taken.
  • * 2010 , Ian Ayres, Optional Law: The Structure of Legal Entitlements (page 75)
  • Second, they argue that giving the original owner a take-back option might lead to an infinite sequence of takings and retakings if the exercise price for the take-back option (i.e., the damages assessed at each round) is set too low.
  • (uncountable) A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.
  • (uncountable) An apprehension.
  • (countable) That which has been gained.
  • Count the shop's takings .


  • *
  • *:Athelstan Arundel walked home […], foaming and raging.He walked the whole way, walking through crowds, and under the noses of dray-horses, carriage-horses, and cart-horses, without taking the least notice of them.
  • Derived terms

    * for the taking

    See also

    * takings