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ab-rĭpĭo , pui, eptum, 3, v. a. rapio, take away by violence, to drag away, to tear off or away (stronger than its synn. abduco, abigo, abstraho).
I. Lit.
B. Transf., of property, to dissipate, squander: “quod ille compersit miser, id illa univorsum abripiet,Ter. Phorm. 1, 1, 11.—
II. Trop., to carry off, remove, detach: “repente te quasi quidam aestus ingenii tui procul a terrā abripuit atque in altum ... abstraxit,Cic. de Or. 3, 36, 145: voluntate omnes tecum fuerunt; “tempestate abreptus est unus,id. Lig. 12, 34 (the figure taken from those driven away in a storm at sea); so, “abreptus amore caedum,Sil. 5, 229; cf. id. 6, 332: “(filium) etiam si natura a parentis similitudine abriperet,” i.e. made unlike him, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 12.
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