Definitions for take hold

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. take hold, take charge, take control(verb)

    assume control

  2. hold, take hold(verb)

    have or hold in one's hands or grip

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


  1. take hold(Verb)

    to grasp, seize

  2. take hold(Verb)

    to take root, become established

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steven Warren:

    That training is starting to take hold.

  2. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.

  3. Lou Brien:

    There is confidence that it will take time for the contract to take hold.

  4. Harry Tchilinguirian:

    It is unlikely that a trend in crude stock declines will take hold just yet.

  5. Spanish Proverb:

    Take hold lightly let go lightly. This is one of the great secrets of felicity in love.


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