Having to do with or arising from feelings of envy, apprehension, or bitterness:
(Gram.) Designating or of a case, form, or construction expressing possession or some like relationship: in English, this is expressed a) by the addition of a final s (for nouns and some pronouns) preceded or followed by an apostrophe, or sometimes by the addition of an apostrophe only after a final (s) sound (Ex.: John's book, women's lives, boys' games, conscience' sake) b) by a change of form in pronouns (Ex.: I, my, mine; you, your, yours; it, its; who, whose) c) by of preceding a form without the possessive ending (Ex.: lives of men) or preceding a form in the possessive case (Ex.: a play of Shakespeare's, a friend of mine — called a double possessive)
Fearful of the loss of position or affection
To take possession of (by force, law etc.)
To try to grasp or seize a thing suddenly; grab (at)
To arrest or catch (a felon or wrongdoer)
To open or make loose; untie, unlock, undo, etc.
To stop the movement or progress of:
To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
To hold with the arms; embrace.
To grip and hold; seize
To snatch or try to snatch something
To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
To hold in restraint; check:
To claw is to grab or tear using the nails on a hand or foot.
To hold in a tight embrace.
To seize hold of.
To be successful in coming or going:
To continue to do:
In a loose manner.
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