prehend

Prehend

Pre*hend"\, v. t. [L. prehendere. See Prehensile.] To lay hold of; to seize. [Obs.] --Middleton.
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prehend

verb
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" [syn: seize
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