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prēnsō āvī, ātus, āre, freq.

prehendo, to grasp, seize, catch, lay hold of : manu bracchia, H.: forcipe ferrum, V.: prensantes effugit umbra manūs, O.To take hold of, catch, hold, check, detain, stop : prensantes veteranos cicatrices numerabant, L.To sue for office, canvass : prensat Galba, is a candidate : patres, solicit , L.

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