land grab

land grab
land grab UK US noun [S]
ECONOMICS, POLITICS the act of taking an area of land by force, for military or economic reasons: »

Farmers' groups said this would amount to a land grab for the private sector and would make India vulnerable to food shortages.

ECONOMICS, COMMERCE the act of taking control of part of a market very quickly or forcefully: »

Internet companies are rushing to enter new markets as part of a frantic land grab.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • land-grabber — ☆ land grabber [land′grab΄ər ] n. a person who gets possession of land unfairly or fraudulently …   English World dictionary

  • land-grabber — /land grab euhr/, n. a person who seizes land illegally or underhandedly. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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  • 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

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  • Grab (Großerlach) — Grab Gemeinde Großerlach Koordinaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • grab — [v] latch on to capture, catch, catch hold of, clutch, collar*, corral*, get one’s fingers on*, get one’s hands on*, glom*, grapple, grasp, grip, hook, land, lay one’s hands on*, nab, nail, pluck, seize, snag, snap up, snatch, take, take hold of; …   New thesaurus

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