infang

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From in- +‎ fang. Compare Old English onfōn (past participle onfangen; "to take, receive, perceive, comprehend, accept, take to one’s self, sponsor, harbor, favor unrighteously, take hold of, undertake, undergo, begin, conceive").

Verb[edit]

infang (third-person singular simple present infangs, present participle infanging, simple past and past participle infanged)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal, Scotland) To draw or take in.
  2. (transitive, dialectal or obsolete, Scotland) To cheat; gull; take in.
  3. (transitive, dialectal or obsolete, Scotland) To seize; get into one's clutches.

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from infangthief.

Noun[edit]

infang (plural infangs)

  1. Alternative form of infangthief