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Lewis : praeripio

praeripio, praerĭpĭo, rĭpui, reptum, 3, v. a. rapio. In gen., to take away a thing before another, to snatch or tear away, to carry off (class.): quid huc venisti sponsam praereptum meam? Plaut. Cas. 1, 14: Tun meo patre es prognatus? Men. Immo equidem, meo. Tuom tibi ego neque occupare neque praeripere postulo, id. Men. 5, 9, 21: aliquem alicui, Ter. Eun. 1, 2, 81: maritum, Vulg. Gen. 30, 15: arma Minervae, Ov. Am. 1, 1, 7: aliis laudem, Cic. Rosc. Am. 1, 2; Hirt. B. G. 8, prooem. § 5: cum ea praerepta et extorta defensioni suae cerneret, in quibus, etc., Plin. Ep. 3, 9, 16; cf. Hirt. ap. Suet. Caes. 56: alicui cibos, Plin. 10, 9, 11, § 27.

In partic. To snatch away before the time, to carry off prematurely: deorum beneficium festinatione, Cic. Phil. 14, 2, 2: immaturā morte praereptus, Aur. Vict. Vir. Ill. 5: brevibus praereptus in annis, snatched away prematurely, sc. by death, Val. Fl. 5, 571: IN PRIMO AETATIS FLORE PRAEREPTVS, Inscr. Grut. 350, 6.

To take away quickly: oscula, to snatch kisses, Lucr. 3, 896: codicillos, to take or seize hastily, Suet. Ner. 49.

To forestall, anticipate: non praeripiam, I will not anticipate, Cic. Att. 10, 1, 2: hostium consilia, baffle in advance, id. Off. 1, 30, 108: scelere praerepto doles, Sen. Thyest. 1104.

With se, to take one's self off hastily, to make one's escape: praeripuit se ad amicum, Dig. 21, 1, 17.