Word: kratew

Pronounce: krat-eh'-o

Strongs Number: G2902

Orig: from 2904; to use strength, i.e. seize or retain (literally or figuratively):--hold (by, fast), keep, lay hand (hold) on, obtain, retain, take (by). G2904

Use: TDNT-3:910,466 Verb

Heb Strong: H157 H270 H280 H553 H602 H935 H2388 H3533 H3803 H3920 H4427 H4911 H5656 H6113 H6965 H8199 H8610 H8627

    1) to have power, be powerful
    1a) to be chief, be master of, to rule
    2) to get possession of
    2a) to become master of, to obtain
    2b) to take hold of
    2c) to take hold of, take, seize
    2c1) to lay hands on one in order to get him into one's power
    3) to hold
    3a) to hold in the hand
    3b) to hold fast, i.e. not discard or let go
    3b1) to keep carefully and faithfully
    3c) to continue to hold, to retain
    3c1) of death continuing to hold one
    3c2) to hold in check, restrain