• (obsolete) Quickly; hastily. [14th-19th c.]


  • (obsolete) Fruit plucked in a bunch.
  • (now rare) The taking of something by force; seizure, plunder. [from early 14th c.]
  • (obsolete) That which is snatched away.
  • (now historical) One of the six former administrative divisions of Sussex, England. [from 11th c.]
  • A filter containing the stalks and husks of grapes, used for clarifying wine, vinegar, etc.
  • The act of forcing sexual intercourse upon another person without their consent or against their will; originally coitus forced by a man on a woman, but now any sex act forced by any person upon another person. [from 15th c.]
  • (obsolete) Haste; precipitancy; a precipitate course. [14th-17th c.]
  • The stalks and husks of grapes from which the must has been expressed in winemaking.
  • (now archaic) The abduction of a woman, especially for sexual purposes. [from 15th c.]
  • (obsolete) Movement, as in snatching; haste; hurry.
  • Rapeseed, Brassica napus. [late 14th c.]


  • (transitive) To carry (someone, especially a woman) off against their will, especially for sex; to abduct. [from 15th c.]
  • (transitive, intransitive) To seize by force. (Now often with overtones of later senses.) [from late 14th c.]
  • (transitive) To plunder, to destroy or despoil. [from 17th c.]
  • (chiefly transitive) To force sexual intercourse or other sexual activity upon (someone) without their consent. [from 16th c.]
  • (obsolete, intransitive or reflexive) To make haste; to hasten or hurry. [14th-16th c.]

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