789. Taking.

789. Taking.NOUN. 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.

dispossession; deprivation, deprivement; bereavement; divestment; disherison; distraint, distress; sequestration, confiscation, attachment, execution; eviction &c. 297.

rapacity, rapaciousness, extortion, vampirism, predacity, blood-sucking; theft &c. 791.

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

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

taker, captor, capturer; vampire; extortioner.

subduction {the act of subducting or taking away}.

VERB. take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one’s pocket; scrounge; receive; accept.

reap, crop, cull, pluck; gather &c. (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, adimere [Lat.], ademption [Law] {The revocation or taking away of a grant, donation or legacy}; 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.

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 &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; usurp; despoil, strip, fleece, shear, displume, 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, prehensile; predaceous, predal, predatory, predatorial; lupine, rapacious, raptorial; ravenous; parasitic; all-devouring, all-engulfing.

bereft &c. 776.

ADV. at one fell swoop.

PHR. “Give an inch, he’ll take an ell.” {Hobbes—Liberty and Necessity. No. 111.}.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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