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noun 
  1. (rare) The physical act of seize, seizing or take hold, taking hold of; seizure.
    • 2006, Phil Senter, "Comparison of Forelimb Function between Deinonychus and Babiraptor (Theropoda: Dromaeosauridea)", Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 26, no. 4 (Dec.), p. 905,
    • :The wing would have been a severe obstruction to of an object on the ground.
      1. The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest.
    • 1855, w:Elizabeth_Gaskell, Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South, ch. 37,
    • :The warrant had been issued for his on the charge of rioting.
      1. The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception.
    • 1815, w:Percy_Bysshe_Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, "On Life," in A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays (1840 edition),
    • :We live on, and in living we lose the of life.
      1. opinion, Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea.
    • 1901, w:Kate Douglas Wiggin, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Penelope's English Experiences, ch. 8,
    • :We think we get a kind of vague of what London means from the top of a 'bus better than anywhere else.
      1. The faculty by which ideas are conceived; understanding.
    • 1854, w:Charles_Dickens, Charles Dickens, Hard Times, ch. 7,
    • :Strangers of limited information and dull were sometimes observed not to know what a Powler was.
      1. anticipation, Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; dread or fear at the prospect of some future ill.
    • 1846, w:Herman_Melville, Herman Melville, Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life, ch. 32,
    • :Every circumstance which evinced the savage nature of the beings at whose mercy I was, augmented the fearful apprehensions that consumed me.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, vrees, f), angst(nl)f
Etymology: From apprehensio, compare with French appréhension. See apprehend.


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