HyperDic: prehend

English > 1 sense of the word prehend:
VERBcontactprehend, seize, clutchtake hold of
English > prehend: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
Meaningtake hold of; grab.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsseize, clutch
Narrowercatch, grab, take hold oftake hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
claspgrasp firmly
clawClutch as if in panic
clench, clinchhold in a tight grasp
collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, copTake into custody
collarseize by the neck or collar / collar / collar
get, catch, capturesucceed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
grabTake or grasp suddenly
grapple, gripTo grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
griphold fast or firmly
nabseize suddenly
rackseize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
snatch, snatch up, snapTo grasp hastily or eagerly
Broadertake, get hold ofGet into one's hands, take physically
Spanishaferrar, agarrar, apoderar, apresar, asir, capturar, coger, confiscar, embargar, incautar, prender, sobrecoger
Catalanagafar, agarrar, apoderar-se, apoderar, capturar, colpir, confiscar, embargar, incautar
Nounsprehensionthe act of gripping / gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

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