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

Derived forms: apprehended, apprehending, apprehends

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

Encyclopedia: Apprehend