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Definition 1: take hold of; grab - [verb of contact]

Samples where prehend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter
  • She clutched her purse
  • The mother seized her child by the arm
  • Birds of prey often seize small mammals

Synonyms for prehend in the sense of this definition

(prehend is a kind of ...) get into one's hands, take physically

"Take a cookie!" "Can you take this bag, please"

(... is a kind of prehend ) seize suddenly

(... is a kind of prehend ) hold in a tight grasp

"clench a steering wheel"

(... is a kind of prehend ) to grasp hastily or eagerly

"Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"

(... is a kind of prehend ) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

"Catch the ball!" "Grab the elevator door!"

(... is a kind of prehend ) take or grasp suddenly

"She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room"

(... is a kind of prehend ) hold fast or firmly

"He gripped the steering wheel"

(... is a kind of prehend ) grasp firmly

"The child clasped my hands"

(... is a kind of prehend ) seize by the neck or collar

(... is a kind of prehend ) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

"We finally got the suspect" "Did you catch the thief?"

(... is a kind of prehend ) take into custody

"the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

(... is a kind of prehend ) clutch as if in panic

"She clawed the doorknob"

(... is a kind of prehend ) seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block

(... is a kind of prehend ) to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match

"the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"

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