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apprehend
used in Oliver Twist

3 meanings, 7 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
apprehend the situation
Definition
to understand or perceive (see or become aware of)
  • 'And, translating the word yokel for the benefit of the ladies, I apprehend your meaning to be, that this attempt was not made by a countryman?' said Mr. Losberne, with a smile.
    Chapter 31 — Involves a Critical Position (13% in)
apprehend = understand
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2  —1 use as in:
apprehend the criminal
Definition
to capture and arrest someone suspected of breaking the law
  • One day he came up to the office, all in a hurry, and had a private interview with the magistrate, who, after a deal of talk, rings the bell, and orders Jem Spyers in (Jem was a active officer), and tells him to go and assist Mr. Chickweed in apprehending the man as robbed his house.
    Chapter 31 — Involves a Critical Position (61% in)
apprehending = catching and arresting
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3  —1 use as in:
apprehend misfortune
Definition
fear, or anticipate with worry
  • Mr. Brownlow, seeming to apprehend that his singular friend was about to say something disagreeable, asked Oliver to step downstairs and tell Mrs. Bedwin they were ready for tea; which, as he did not half like the visitor's manner, he was very happy to do.
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (62% in)
apprehend = fear

(editor's note:  This is commonly seen in the forms apprehensive or apprehension, but it is also seen in this form in classic literature.)
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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • But I warn you, by all I hold most solemn and most sacred, that instant will have you apprehended on a charge of fraud and robbery.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (7% in)
  • With the next morning, there came a rumour, that two men and a boy were in the cage at Kingston, who had been apprehended over night under suspicious circumstances; and to Kingston Messrs.
    Chapter 31 — Involves a Critical Position (92% in)
  • For, suppose he were apprehended, we have no proof against him.
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (80% in)
  • The animal looked up into his master's face while these preparations were making; whether his instinct apprehended something of their purpose, or the robber's sidelong look at him was sterner than ordinary, he skulked a little farther in the rear than usual, and cowered as he came more slowly along.
    Chapter 48 — The Flight of Sikes (95% in)

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