1. [mid-17C+] (also collar up) to arrest.
2. [early 18C+] to grab, to appropriate.
3. [mid–late 19C] (orig. UK Und.) to catch out.
4. [mid-19C+] (orig. UK Und.) to understand, to work out.
5. in prize-fighting, to hit.
6. [late 19C] in fig. use, to delight, to overwhelm.
7. [late 19C–1900s] to receive in punishment.
8. [1900s–40s] (orig. US black) to get hold of, to obtain.
9. [1910s] (US) to master, to deal with.
[1930s–40s] (US black) to climb the stairs.
see under nod n.1
see under jive n.1