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Definition 1: have or hold in one's hands or grip - [verb of contact]

Samples where take hold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Hold this bowl for a moment, please
  • A crazy idea took hold of him

Synonyms for take hold in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of take hold ) hold firmly

(... is a kind of take hold ) hold firmly, usually with one's hands

"She clutched my arm when she got scared"

(... is a kind of take hold ) hold gently and carefully

"He cradles the child in his arms"

(... is a kind of take hold ) hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches

(... is a kind of take hold ) hold in a locking position

"He locked his hands around her neck"

(... is a kind of take hold ) hold or catch as if in a trap

"The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"

(... is a kind of take hold ) hold or place in or as if in a cradle

"He cradled the infant in his arms"

Synonyms for take hold in the sense of this definition

(take hold is a kind of ...) be in charge of

"Who is heading this project?"

(... is a kind of take hold ) seize control of

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