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-, συνήρπασα, συνήρπακα, -, συνηρπάσθην
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to seize; (pass.) to be caught, seized
pluperf., συνηρπάκειν, to snatch up, clutch; to seize and carry off suddenly, Acts 6:12; to seize with force and violence, Lk. 8:29; Acts 19:29; pass. of a ship, to be caught and swept on by the wind, Acts 27:15*

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Luke 8:29 For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man; for many times it had seized (synērpakei | συνηρπάκει | pluperf act ind 3 sg) him and he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, yet he would break his bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.
Acts 6:12 And they incited the people and the elders and the scribes, and they (synērpasan | συνήρπασαν | aor act ind 3 pl) suddenly moved in and seized (synērpasan | συνήρπασαν | aor act ind 3 pl) him and brought him before the council,
Acts 19:29 So the city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed with a single purpose into the theater, dragging (synarpasantes | συναρπάσαντες | aor act ptcp nom pl masc) with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians, traveling-companions of Paul.
Acts 27:15 And when the ship was caught (synarpasthentos | συναρπασθέντος | aor pass ptcp gen sg neut) by it and could not head into the wind, we gave way and allowed ourselves to be driven along.