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προλαμβάνω 1 2 3 4 take or receive before, Eur., Dem., etc. take or seize beforehand, Dem.; πρ. ὅπως . . to provide that . . , Dem.; προλαβὼν προεγνωκότας ὑμᾶς first procured your vote of condemnation, id=Dem. take before, take in preference, τι πρό τινος Soph. take away or off before, προὔλαβον μόγις πόδα Eur. be beforehand with, anticipate,
1.c. acc. pers. to get the start of, Xen., Dem.:—also c. gen. pers., Dem.
2.c. acc. rei, Eur.
3.c. gen. spatii, πρ. τῆς ὁδοῦ to get a start on the way, Hdt.; πρ. τῆς φυγῆς Thuc.
4.absol., πολλῷ προὔλαβε was far ahead, id=Thuc.:— to anticipate the event, prejudge, Dem.; προλαβόντες by anticipation, Xen. repeat from the origin, Isocr.

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