2. Transfer of Property


[Antonyms: restitution.]

[Nouns] taking; reception (taking in) [more]; deglutition (taking food) [more]; appropriation, prehension, prensation; capture, caption; apprehension, deprehension; abreption, seizure, abduction, ablation; subtraction (subduction) [more]; abstraction, ademption; adrolepsy.

dispossession; deprivation, deprivement; bereavement; divestment; disherison; distraint, distress; sequestration, confiscation; eviction [more].

rapacity, rapaciousness, extortion, vampirism; theft[more].

resumption; reprise, reprisal; recovery [more].

clutch, swoop, wrench; grip (retention) [more]; haul, take, catch; scramble.

taker, captor.

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

reap, crop, cull, pluck; gather (get) [more]; draw.

appropriate, 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; abstract; hurry off with, run away with; abduct; steal [more]; 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 [more]; retrench (curtail) [more]; 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 (eject) [more]; divest; levy, distrain, confiscate; sequester, sequestrate; accroach; unsurp; 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) [more]; draw off; suck the blood of, suck like a leech.

retake, resume; recover [more].

[Adjectives] taking; privative, prehensile; predaceous, predal, predatory, predatorial; lupine, rapacious, raptorial; ravenous; parasitic.

bereft [more].

[Adverbs] at one fell swoop.

[Phrases] give an inch and take an ell.

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