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ἀντι-σπάω ,
A.draw the contrary way, hold back,. ὁρμώμενονA.Pr.339; “τοὺς μὲν τείνειν τοὺς δ᾽ .Ar. Pax493, cf. Luc.Cat.4; opp. σπάω, Arist.HA542a15, al.:—Pass., suffer a check, Id.Rh.1409b21; to be drawn in a contrary direction, Epicur.Ep.2p.53U., Ph.2.171: metaph., “περίοδοι -σπώμεναιdragging, Phld.Rh.2.95S.
2. draw to itself, X.Cyn.5.1; “εἰς αὑτόArist. Pr.929a39:—Med., draw over to one's own side, Plb.22.10.14.
II. intr., = ἀντέχομαι, seize, c. gen., A.R.2.598.
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