Definitions for taking hold

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension(noun)

    the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Clinton:

    I think he doesn't get the credit he deserves for a recovery that is taking hold.

  2. Aaron Kohli:

    This negative sentiment is taking hold. It's a fever that needs to run its course.

  3. H. G. Wells, 1903:

    The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.

  4. Anna Dodson:

    There's still some ambiguity about what the guidelines mean in practice, but caution is taking hold.

  5. Vice President Joe Biden:

    They act like you're the community's problem, as if you caused the recession, see if these guys get what this is all about, because we've got to change the dismissive contempt that is taking hold in this new outfit.

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