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taking

Roget category 789

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.9. Possessive relations
›› 5.9.2. Transfer of property

#789. Taking

noun

taking etc. v. — reception etc. (taking in) 296deglutition etc. (taking food) 298appropriation, prehension, prensationcapture, captionapprehension, deprehensionabreption, seizure, expropriation, abduction, ablationsubtraction, withdrawal etc. 38abstraction, ademptionadrolepsy.
dispossessiondeprivation, deprivement bereavementdivestmentdisherisondistraint, distresssequestration, confiscationeviction etc. 297.
rapacity, rapaciousness, extortion, vampirismtheft etc. 791.
resumptionreprise, reprisalrecovery etc. 775.
clutch, swoop, wrenchgrip etc. (retention) 781haul, take, catchscramble.
taker, captor.
[Descent of one of the earth's crustal plates under another plate] subduction [Geol.].

verb

take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocketreceive accept.
reap, crop, cull, pluckgather etc. (get) 775draw.
appropriate, expropriate, impropriateassume, possess oneself oftake possession ofcommandeerlay one's hands on, clap one's hands onhelp oneself tomake free with, dip one's hands into, lay under contributioninterceptscramble fordeprive of.
take away, carry away, bear away, take off, carry off, bear offadeemabstracthurry off with, run away withabductsteal etc. 791ravishseizepounce upon, spring uponswoop to, swoop down upontake by storm, take by assault snatch, reave.
snap up, nip up, whip up, catch upkidnap, crimp, capture, lay violent hands on.
get hold of, lay hold of, take hold of, catch hold of, lay fast hold of, take firm hold oflay by the heels, take prisonerfasten upon, grip, grapple, embrace, gripe, clasp, grab, clutch, collar, throttle, take by the throat, claw, clinch, clench, make sure of.
catch at, jump at, make a grab at, snap at, snatch atreach, make a long arm, stretch forth one's hand.
take from, take away fromdisseizededuct etc. 38retrench etc. (curtail) 201dispossess, ease one of, snatch from one's grasptear from, tear away from, wrench from, wrest from, wring fromextortdeprive of, bereavedisinherit, cut off with a shilling.
oust etc. (eject) 297divestlevy, distrain, confiscatesequester, sequestrateaccroachusurpdespoil, strip, fleece, shear, displume, impoverish, eat out of house and homedrain, drain to the dregsgut, dry, exhaust, swallow upabsorb etc. (suck in) 296draw offsuck the blood of, suck like a leech.
retake, resumerecover etc. 775.

adjective

taking etc. v. — privative, prehensilepredaceous, predal, predatory, predatoriallupine, rapacious, raptorialravenousparasitic.
bereft etc. 776.

adverb

at one fell swoop.

phrase

give an inch and take an ell.



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