take hold
phrasal 1. grasp, grip, seize 2. to become attached or established ; take effect

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take hold — verb a) to grasp, seize Then the highly virulent mental germs skillfully inoculated took a hold in the subconscious mind of European humanity; the disease developed rapidly, spread like wild fire, and raged unabated throughout the width and… …   Wiktionary

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  • take hold of — index accept (take), grapple, sequester (seize property) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • take hold of — verb take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of (Freq. 1) Catch the ball! Grab the elevator door! • Syn: ↑catch, ↑grab • See Also: ↑catch up ( …   Useful english dictionary

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