Interestingly, this word is related to the word "fang". I find that connection, in light of the meaning of this word, fascinating.afong, v.Obs.1. To take by force or authority; hence, to seize, apprehend.2. To take (what is offered), to accept.3. To receive (a person), to welcome.4. To receive, get, come into possession of.b. intr. To … Continue reading By hook or by crook.