prehend

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v prehend take hold of; grab "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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Prehend To lay hold of; to seize.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prehend To seize; take; apprehend.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. prehendere,. See Prehensile

Usage

In literature:

PREHEND: apprehend'; comprehend'; reprehend'.
"New Word-Analysis" by William Swinton
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