Word: sunecw

Pronounce: soon-ekh'-o

Strongs Number: G4912

Orig: from 4862 and 2192; to hold together, i.e. to compress (the ears, with a crowd or siege) or arrest (a prisoner); figuratively, to compel, perplex, afflict, preoccupy:--constrain, hold, keep in, press, lie sick of, stop, be in a strait, straiten, be taken with, throng. G4862

Use: TDNT-7:877,1117 Verb

Heb Strong: H270 H1121 H2263 H2266 H2388 H3557 H3607 H3920 H4513 H5674 H5956 H6113 H6279 H6616 H6696 H6887 H7092

    1) to hold together
    1a) any whole, lest it fall to pieces or something fall away from it
    2) to hold together with constraint, to compress
    2a) to press together with the hand
    2a) to hold one's ears, to shut the heavens that it may not rain
    2b) to press on every side
    2b1) of a besieged city
    2b2) of a strait, that forces a ship into a narrow channel
    2b3) of a cattle squeeze, that pushing in on each side, forcing the beast into a position where it cannot move so the farmer can administer medication
    3) to hold completely
    3a) to hold fast
    3a1) of a prisoner
    3b) metaph.
    3b1) to be held by, closely occupied with any business
    3b2) in teaching the word
    3b3) to constrain, oppress, of ills laying hold of one and distressing him
    3b4) to be held with, afflicted with, suffering from
    3b5) to urge, impel 3b51) of the soul