Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 789 (Taking)

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#789. Taking.-- N. taking &c. v.; reception &c. (taking in) 296; deglutition &c. (taking food) 298; appropriation, prehension, prensation|; capture, caption; apprehension, deprehension|; abreption|, seizure, expropriation, abduction, ablation; subtraction, withdrawal &c. 38; abstraction, ademption[obs]; adrolepsy|!.

dispossession; deprivation, deprivement[obs]; bereavement; divestment; disherison[obs]; distraint, distress; sequestration, confiscation; eviction &c. 297.

rapacity, rapaciousness, extortion, vampirism; theft &c.791.

resumption; reprise, reprisal; recovery &c. 775.

clutch, swoop, wrench; grip &c. (retention) 781; haul, take, catch; scramble.

taker, captor.

[Geol: descent of one of the earth's crustal plates under another plate] subduction.

V. take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.

reap, crop, cull, pluck; gather &c. (get) 775; draw.

appropriate, expropriate, impropriate[obs]; 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 &c. 791; ravish; seize; pounce upon, spring upon; swoop to, swoop down upon; take by storm, take by assault; snatch, reave[obs].

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[obs]; deduct &c. 38; retrench &c. (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 &c. (eject) 297; divest; levy, distrain, confiscate; sequester, sequestrate; accroach[obs]; usurp; despoil, strip, fleece, shear, displume[obs], impoverish, eat out of house and home; drain, drain to the dregs; gut, dry, exhaust, swallow up; absorb &c. (suck in) 296; draw off; suck the blood of, suck like a leech.

retake, resume; recover &c. 775.

Adj. taking &c.v.; privative[obs], prehensile; predaceous, predal[obs], predatory, predatorial[obs]; lupine, rapacious, raptorial; ravenous; parasitic.

bereft &c. 776.

Adv. at one fell swoop.

Phr. give an inch and take an ell.