prehend

Definitions of prehend
  1. verb
    take hold of; grab
    synonyms: clutch, seize
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    nab
    seize suddenly
    rack
    seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
    claw
    clutch as if in panic
    apprehend, arrest, collar, cop, nab, nail, pick up
    take into custody
    capture, catch, get
    succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
    collar
    seize by the neck or collar
    clasp
    grasp firmly
    grip
    hold fast or firmly
    grab
    take or grasp suddenly
    catch, grab, take hold of
    take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
    snap, snatch, snatch up
    to grasp hastily or eagerly
    clench, clinch
    hold in a tight grasp
    grapple, grip
    to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
    harpoon
    spear with a harpoon
    fish
    catch or try to catch fish or shellfish
    hook
    catch with a hook
    net, nett
    catch with a net
    recapture, retake
    capture again
    swoop, swoop up
    seize or catch with a swooping motion
    intercept, stop
    seize on its way
    bite, seize with teeth
    to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
    nip, pinch, squeeze, tweet, twinge, twitch
    squeeze tightly between the fingers
    lasso, rope
    catch with a lasso
    type of:
    get hold of, take
    get into one's hands, take physically
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