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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
2. Transfer of Property
 
789. Taking.
 
  
NOUN:TAKING &c. v.; reception (taking in) [See Reception]; deglutition (taking food) [See Food]; appropriation, prehension [chiefly zoöl.], prensation [obs.]; capture, caption; apprehension, deprehension [obs.]; abreption [obs.], seizure; abduction, ablation; subtraction (subduction) [See Nonaddition. Deduction]; abstraction, ademption; androlepsia or androlepsy.
  DISPOSSESSION; deprivation, deprivement; bereavement; divestment; disinheritance, disherison; distraint, distress, attachment, execution; sequestration, confiscation; eviction [See Ejection].
  RAPACITY, rapaciousness, extortion, predacity; bloodsucking, vampirism; theft [See Stealing].
  RESUMPTION; reprises [law], reprisal; recovery [See Acquisition].
  CLUTCH, swoop, wrench; grip (retention) [See Retention]; haul, take, catch; scramble.
  TAKER, captor, capturer; extortioner or extortionist; vampire.
  
VERB:TAKE, catch, hook, nab [obs. or slang], bag, sack, pocket, put into one’s pocket; receive; accept.
  REAP. crop, cull, pluck; gather (get) [See Acquisition]; draw.
  APPROPRIATE, impropriate [Eng. eccl. law]; assume, possess oneself of; take possession of; commandeer [colloq.]; lay -, clap- one’s hands on [colloq.]; help oneself to; make free with, dip one’s hands into, lay under contribution; intercept; scramble for; deprive of.
  SEIZE, abstract; take -, carry -, bear- -away, - off; adeem [law]; hurry off -, run away- with; abduct; steal [See Stealing]; ravish; pounce -, spring- upon; swoop to, swoop down upon; take by -storm, - assault; snatch, reave [archaic].
  snap up, nip up, whip up, catch up; kidnap, crimp, capture, lay violent hands on.
  get -, lay -, take -, catch -, lay fast -, take firm- hold of; lay by the heels, take prisoner; fasten upon, grapple, embrace, grip, gripe, clasp, grab [colloq.], make away with, 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 [colloq.], stretch forth one’s hand.
  DISSEIZE or disseise; take from, take away from; deduct [See Nonaddition. Deduction]; retrench (curtail) [See Shortness]; dispossess, ease one of, snatch from one’s grasp; tear -, tear away -, wrench -, wrest -, wring- from; extort; deprive of, bereave; disinherit, cut off with a shilling; oust (eject) [See Ejection]; divest; levy, distrain, confiscate; sequester, sequestrate; accroach; usurp; despoil, strip, fleece, shear, displume.
  ABSORB (suck in) [See Reception]; draw off; suck, - like a leach, - the blood of; impoverish, eat out of house and home; drain, - to the dregs; gut, dry, exhaust, swallow up.
  RETAKE, resume; recover [See Acquisition].
  
ADJECTIVE:TAKING &c. v.; privative, prehensile; predacious or predaceous, predal [obs.], predatory, wolfish, lupine, rapacious, raptorial; ravening, ravenous; parasitic; all-devouring, all-engulfing.
  bereft [See Loss].
  
ADVERB:at one fell swoop.
  
QUOTATION:Give an inch and take an ell.

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