grab headlines

grab headlines
grab (the) headlines phrase
to get a lot of public attention, especially by appearing in the news

Her trial for killing her two infant sons grabbed the headlines.

Thesaurus: to publish something, or to be publishedsynonym newshyponym
Main entry: grab

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  • grab — I UK [ɡræb] / US verb [transitive] Word forms grab : present tense I/you/we/they grab he/she/it grabs present participle grabbing past tense grabbed past participle grabbed ** 1) to take hold of something in a rough or rude way He grabbed the… …   English dictionary

  • grab — grab1 W3S3 [græb] v past tense and past participle grabbed present participle grabbing [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(with your hand)¦ 2¦(food/sleep)¦ 3¦(get something for yourself)¦ 4¦(chance/opportunity)¦ 5¦(get attention)¦ 6 how does something grab you? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grab — grab1 [ græb ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to take hold of something in a rough or rude way: He grabs a knife and dives at the robber. One of the men was grabbed and shoved into a car. grab hold of: I grabbed hold of his hair. grab someone by… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • hit the headlines — To get prominent attention in the press or other media • • • Main Entry: ↑head * * * make/hit/grab/the headlines phrase to become famous by being reported in the news Thesaurus: to publish something, or to be published …   Useful english dictionary

  • make the headlines — make/hit/grab/the headlines phrase to become famous by being reported in the news Thesaurus: to publish something, or to be publishedsynonym newshyponym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

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