By hook or by crook.

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 be in possession.

5. To get (offspring), to conceive.

6. Of a thing: To take in, contain, to hold.

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