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*A.trans. to hold fast, Hes. hold back, withhold, Hom.:— to check, restrain, control, bridle, Hdt., attic: —Pass. to be held down, to be bound, kept under, Hdt. detain, id=Hdt., Xen.:—Pass. to be detained, to stay, stop, tarry, Hdt., Soph. have in possession, possess, occupy, Trag.
2.of sound, to fill, ἀλαλητῷ πεδίον κατέχουσι Il.; κ. στρατόπεδον δυσφημίαις to fill it with his grievous cries, Soph.
3.βιοτὰν κ. to continue a life, id=Soph. occupy, be spread over, cover, νὺξ κάτεχ᾽ οὐρανόν Od.; ἡμέρα κατέσχε γαῖαν Aesch.:—in Mid., κατέσχετο πρόσωπα covered her face, Od.
5.of the grave, to confine, cover, Hom.
6.of conditions and the like, to hold down, overpower, oppress, afflict, Od., Soph.: —of circumstances, to occupy or engage one, Hdt. occupy, in right of conquest, id=Hdt., Soph., etc. master, understand, Plat. Pass., of persons, to be possessed, inspired, Xen., Plat. follow close upon, press hard, Lat. urgere, Xen. bring a ship to land, bring it in or to, Hdt.
1.(sub. ἑαυτόν) to control oneself, Soph., Plat.:— to hold, stop, cease, of the wind, Ar. come from the high sea to shore, put in, Hhymn., Hdt., attic prevail, λόγος κατέχει the report prevails, is rife, Thuc.; σεισμοὶ κατ. earthquakes prevail, are frequent, id=Thuc. have the upper hand, Theogn., Arist.
C.Mid. to keep back for oneself, embezzle, Hdt. cover oneself, v. supr. A. II. 4. hold, contain, Polyb.
II.the aor. mid. is also used like a Pass., to be stopped, to stop, Od.:— κατασχόμενος subdued, Pind.

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