Roget category 7895. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.9. Possessive relations
›› 5.9.2. Transfer of property
dispossession — deprivation, deprivement† — bereavement — divestment — disherison† — distraint, distress — sequestration, confiscation — eviction etc. 297.
rapacity, rapaciousness, extortion, vampirism — theft etc. 791.
resumption — reprise, reprisal — recovery etc. 775.
clutch, swoop, wrench — grip etc. (retention) 781 — haul, take, catch — scramble.
[Descent of one of the earth's crustal plates under another plate] subduction [Geol.].
put into one's pocket —
reap, crop, cull, pluck — gather etc. (get) 775 — draw.
appropriate, expropriate, impropriate† — assume, possess oneself of — take possession of — commandeer — lay one's hands on, clap one's hands on — help oneself to — make free with, dip one's hands into, lay under contribution — intercept — scramble for — deprive of.
take away, carry away, bear away, take off, carry off, bear off — adeem† — abstract — hurry off with, run away with — abduct — steal etc. 791 — ravish — seize — pounce upon, spring upon — swoop to, swoop down upon — take by storm, take by assault — snatch, reave†.
snap up, nip up, whip up, catch up — kidnap, 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 of — lay by the heels, take prisoner — fasten 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 at — reach, make a long arm, stretch forth one's hand.
take from, take away from — disseize† — deduct etc. 38 — retrench etc. (curtail) 201 — dispossess, ease one of, snatch from one's grasp — tear from, tear away from, wrench from, wrest from, wring from — extort — deprive of, bereave — disinherit, cut off with a shilling.
oust etc. (eject) 297 — divest — levy, distrain, confiscate — sequester, sequestrate — accroach† — usurp — despoil, strip, fleece, shear, displume†, impoverish, eat out of house and home — drain, drain to the dregs — gut, dry, exhaust, swallow up — absorb etc. (suck in) 296 — draw off — suck the blood of, suck like a leech.
retake, resume — recover etc. 775.
bereft etc. 776.
at one fell swoop.
give an inch and take an ell.
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