The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nab \Nab\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nabbed (n[a^]bd); p. pr. & vb.
n. Nabbing.] [Dan nappe, or Sw. nappa.]
1. To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly. [Colloq.]
2. To capture; to arrest; as, the police nabbed the culprit
wtrying to hide in the basement.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
25 Moby Thesaurus words for "nabbing":
abduction, apprehension, arrest, arrestation, capture, catch,
catching, collaring, coup, dragnet, forcible seizure, grab,
grabbing, hold, kidnapping, picking up, power grab, prehension,
running in, seizure, seizure of power, snatch, snatching,
taking in, taking into custody