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Prehend   Listen
verb
Prehend  v. t.  To lay hold of; to seize. (Obs.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Prehend" Quotes from Famous Books



... listen in dyspeptic Anglo-Saxon abashment to such a concerto of down-going suppen and coteletten and gemuese and down-gurgling Laubenheimer and Marcobrunner and Zeltinger and Brauneberger as one may not hear elsewhere in the palatinates. And here, in the preface to the night, one may prehend while again eating (for in Germany, you must know, one's eating is limited in so far as time and occasion are concerned only by the locks of the alimentary canal and the contumacy of the intestines) the grand democracy of this kaiser city. ...
— Europe After 8:15 • H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright



Words linked to "Prehend" :   arrest, collar, pick up, snap, take hold of, clench, grapple, nail, grip, clasp, grab, apprehend, snatch, catch, take, clutch, nab, snatch up, clinch



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