Expressions using Themes (e.g. Collocations, IELTS, Business English)
Collocations are words that usually go together in English.
Here we are going to look at words that go with 'grab' to make useful and popular expressions you will hear in social and professional contexts.
Grab a/your coat
This means to take hold of your coat or bring it with you. 'Coat' can be replaced with anything you can carry:
Grab a sandwich/beer
In this case, 'grab' just means to buy or get. If you're out with your friends, and you get hungry or thirsty, you might want to grab a sandwich or a beer:
Grab an/the opportunity
If you 'grab an opportunity', you take advantage of it. You don't let it pass you by.
When you grab someone's attention, you cause them to be interested in what you're saying or showing.
Grab a shower
This just means to have a shower, or take the time for one.