Definition of abripio
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Orthography ID = 2000212
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LNS
abripiō, abripere, abripuī, abripeptus
rapio
verb (3rd IO conjugation)
  1. to take away by violence, to drag away, to tear off or away
  2. to dissipate, squander
  3. to carry off, remove, detach
Abbreviations
ab-ripio, pui, eptum, 3, v. a. rapio, to take away by violence, to drag away, to tear off or away (stronger than its synn. abduco, abigo, abstraho). Lit. In gen.: abripite hunc intro actutum inter manus, hurry him away, Plaut. Most. 2, 1, 38: puella ex Atticā hinc abrepta, stolen, Ter. Eun. 1, 2, 30; cf.: abreptam ex eo loco virginem secum asportāsse, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 49, § 107: de convivio in vincla atque in tenebras, id. ib. 2, 4, 10, § 24: ab complexu alicujus, Liv. 3, 57, 3: milites vi fluminis abrepti, Caes. B. C. 1, 64; cf. Mel. 3, 5, 8; Plin. 2, 67, 67, § 170; Verg. A. 1, 108: aliquem ad quaestionem, Cic. Clu. 33, 89; cf.: aliquem ad humanum exitum, id. Rep. 1, 16 fin.; with acc. only: Cererem, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 50, § 111: cives, Nep. Milt. 4, 2: aliquid, id. Dat. 4, 2: abripere se, to run, scamper away: ita abripuit repente sese subito, Plaut. Mil. 2, 2, 21; so id. Curc. 5, 1, 8.

— Transf., of property, to dissipate, squander: quod ille compersit miser, id illa univorsum abripiet, Ter. Phorm. 1, 1, 11.

— Trop., to carry off, remove, detach: repente te quasi quidam aestus ingenii tui procul a terrā abripuit atque in altum ... abstraxit, Cic. de Or. 3, 36, 145: voluntate omnes tecum fuerunt; tempestate abreptus est unus, id. Lig. 12, 34 (the figure taken from those driven away in a storm at sea); so, abreptus amore caedum, Sil. 5, 229; cf. id. 6, 332: (filium) etiam si natura a parentis similitudine abriperet, i.e. made unlike him, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 12.
 
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