Definitions

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  • n. A snatching away.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A snatching away.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being carried away or forcibly separated; separation.

Etymologies

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From Latin abreptus, perfect passive participle of abripiō ("snatch away"); from ab ("away") + rapiō ("snatch").

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