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apprehend
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  • The weather is so very bad down in Lincolnshire that the liveliest imagination can scarcely apprehend its ever being fine again.
  • Now, with regard to the party to be apprehended.

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  • CHAPTER LII Obstinacy But one other day had intervened when, early in the morning as we were going to breakfast, Mr. Woodcourt came in haste with the astounding news that a terrible murder had been committed for which Mr. George had been apprehended and was in custody.
  • "So I apprehend it’s pretty clear," said Richard to me, "that I shall have to work my own way.
  • "The party to be apprehended is now in this house," proceeds Mr. Bucket, putting up his watch with a steady hand and with rising spirits, "and I’m about to take her into custody in your presence.

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as in: apprehend the situation Define
to understand
as in: apprehend the criminal Define
to capture and arrest someone suspected of breaking the law
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