ETYM Latin abstrahere to draw from, separate; ab, abs + trahere to draw.
1. To remove a part from a whole.
2. To consider apart from a particular case or instance.
3. To consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically.
4. To give an abstract or summary of.
To steal; to filch
To take or carry away for one's self; hence, to steal; to take by theft.