To complain; SYN. grouse, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler.
Sinonimi: prehend | clutch
(Alternate spelling: seise).
1. To take by force.
2. To take hold of; also metaphorically; SYN. prehend, clutch.
Sinonimi: take charge | take control
(Irregular preterit, past participle: took, taken).
1. To get into one's hands, take physically; SYN. get hold of.
2. To bring into one's possession.
3. To take by force.
4. To obtain by winning.
5. To make use of or accept for some purpose; SYN. accept.
6. To carry out.
7. To buy, select.
8. To experience or feel; submit to.
9. To be seized in a specified way.
10. To ascertain or determine by measuring, computing, etc.; take a reading from a dial.
11. To travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route.
12. To get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort.
13. To interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; SYN. have.
ETYM Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.
1. To hug, usually with fondness; SYN. hug, bosom, squeeze.
2. To include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; SYN. encompass, comprehend, cover.