take+hold

  • 21 take — [tāk] vt. took, taken, taking [ME taken < OE tacan < ON taka < ? IE base * dēg , to lay hold of] I to get possession of by force or skill; seize, grasp, catch, capture, win, etc. 1. to get by conquering; capture; seize 2. to trap, snare …

    English World dictionary

  • 22 take — [n] profit booty*, catch, catching, cut, gate, haul*, holding, part, proceeds, receipts, return, returns, revenue, share, takings, yield; concept 344 Ant. debt, loss take [v1] get; help oneself to abduct, accept, acquire, arrest, attain, capture …

    New thesaurus

  • 23 hold — hold1 [hōld] vt. held, holding [ME holden < Anglian OE haldan (WS healdan), akin to Ger halten, Goth haldan, to tend sheep < IE base * kel , to drive, incite to action > Gr kelēs, swift horse, L celer, swift: prob. sense development:… …

    English World dictionary

  • 24 hold — Ⅰ. hold [1] ► VERB (past and past part. held) 1) grasp, carry, or support. 2) keep or detain. 3) have in one s possession. 4) contain or be capable of containing. 5) have or occupy (a job or position) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 25 Take — Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 26 Take — Take, v. i. 1. To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take. Shak. [1913 Webster] When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise. Bacon.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 27 take root — {v. phr.} 1. To form roots so as to be able to live and grow. * /We hope the transplanted apple trees will take root./ 2. To be accepted; to be adopted; to live and succeed in a new place. * /Many European customs failed to take root in the New… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 28 take root — {v. phr.} 1. To form roots so as to be able to live and grow. * /We hope the transplanted apple trees will take root./ 2. To be accepted; to be adopted; to live and succeed in a new place. * /Many European customs failed to take root in the New… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 29 hold — hold1 W1S1 [həuld US hould] v past tense and past participle held [held] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in your hand/arms)¦ 2¦(event)¦ 3¦(keep something in position)¦ 4¦(job/title)¦ 5¦(keep/store)¦ 6¦(keep something available for somebody)¦ 7¦(keep somebody… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 30 hold — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abduction, abide, abort, absorb, absorb the attention, abstain, accent, accent mark, accommodate, account, account as, accumulate, acropolis, adhere, adhere to, adjudge, adjudicate, admit, advance, advantage,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 31 take — Synonyms and related words: OD, abduct, abide, absorb, abstract, accede, accede to, accept, accommodate, accompany, account as, accroach, acknowledge, acquire, act, admit, adopt, advocate, affect, agree to, allow for, allure, and, annex,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 32 hold — 1 verb past tense and past participle held IN YOUR HANDS/ARMS 1 a) (T) to have something firmly in your hand or arms: He was holding a knife in one hand. | Can you hold the groceries for me while I open the door? | I held the baby in my arms. |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 33 hold — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. grasp, clutch, grip; tenure, possession; control, influence, domination; ownership, keeping; anchor, rein. v. have, occupy, retain, own, possess; restrain, repress, control, pinion, curb; check, stop …

    English dictionary for students

  • 34 hold — hold1 [ hould ] (past tense and past participle held [ held ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 carry ▸ 2 stop someone/something from moving ▸ 3 put arms around someone ▸ 4 (be able to) contain ▸ 5 have ▸ 6 continue in same state ▸ 7 keep/stop something ▸ 8 not… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 35 hold — I n. grip 1) to catch, get, grab, lay, seize, take hold of 2) to keep hold of 3) to relax one s hold 4) a firm, strong hold type of wrestling grip 5) to break a hold control, domination 6) to relinquish one s hold 7) a hold over (they refused to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 36 hold — hold1 verb (past and past participle held) 1》 grasp, carry, or support. 2》 keep in a specified position: I held the door open for him.     ↘remain secure or intact: the boat s anchor would not hold. 3》 keep or detain.     ↘have in one s… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 37 take — v. & n. v. (took; taken) 1 tr. lay hold of; get into one s hands. 2 tr. acquire, get possession of, capture, earn, or win. 3 tr. get the use of by purchase or formal agreement (take lodgings). 4 tr. (in a recipe) avail oneself of; use. 5 tr. use… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 38 hold — I [[t]ho͟ʊld[/t]] PHYSICALLY TOUCHING, SUPPORTING, OR CONTAINING ♦ holds, holding, held 1) VERB When you hold something, you carry or support it, using your hands or your arms. [V n prep/adv] Hold the knife at an angle... [V n] She is holding her …

    English dictionary

  • 39 hold — A process by which a bank restricts funds deposited by checks. Usually but not always used to restrict the proceeds of checks drawn on other banks until the funds have been transferred by the drawor s bank to an account that the depositor s bank… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 40 hold on — Synonyms and related words: abide, adhere, adhere to, agglomerate, aim, aim at, await, be caught short, be short, bear up, belong, bend, bide, bide the issue, bite, bucket, bucketshop, bunch, carry on, cease not, clasp, cleave, cleave to, clench …

    Moby Thesaurus