take hold

Definitions of take hold
  1. verb
    have or hold in one's hands or grip
    synonyms: hold
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    Antonyms:
    let go, let go of, release, relinquish
    release, as from one's grip
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    grasp, hold on
    hold firmly
    cling to, clutch, hold close, hold tight
    hold firmly, usually with one's hands
    cradle
    hold gently and carefully
    clinch
    hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
    interlace, interlock, lock
    hold in a locking position
    trap
    hold or catch as if in a trap
    cradle
    hold or place in or as if in a cradle
    latch on
    take hold of or attach to
    cling, hang
    hold on tightly or tenaciously
    clasp
    hold firmly and tightly
    cuddle, draw close, nest, nestle, nuzzle, snuggle
    move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
  2. verb
    assume control
    synonyms: take charge, take control
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    types:
    move in on
    seize control of
    type of:
    head, lead
    be in charge of
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