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Verb: apprehend  ,ap-ri'hend
  1. Get the meaning of something
    - grok [N. Amer], get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass
     
  2. Take into custody
    "the police apprehended the suspected criminals";
    - collar, nail, arrest, pick up, nab, cop, nick [Brit], pinch [Brit]
     
  3. Anticipate with dread or anxiety
    - quail at

Derived forms: apprehending, apprehended, apprehends

Type of: anticipate, clutch, look for, look to, prehend [archaic], seize, understand

Encyclopedia: Apprehend