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Definitions of prehension
  1. noun
    the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
    synonyms: grasping, seizing, taking hold
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    clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
    the act of grasping
    choke hold, chokehold
    a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind
    embrace, embracement, embracing
    the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
    wrestling hold
    a hold used in the sport of wrestling
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    control
    the activity of managing or exerting control over something
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