What would be the preposition after "grab" ?

Like, "Grab __ the support" .

I've encountered the use of "onto". Besides, my assumption is "around". Is it correct?

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    "Around" could be used, but wouldn't be typical for something of small diameter like a support bar on a train. To me, "around" summons an image of something that you have to stretch to reach around, like a large pillar that you are wrapping your arms all the way around. If it's just a bar that you're grabbing with your hand, I would always say "grab onto." Feb 5 '18 at 16:13

In the case of grabbing a support, you don't necessarily need a preposition.

Grab the support


Grab onto the support

both sound perfectly fine to my ear.

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