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English verb: take hold

1. take hold (social) assume control

Synonymstake charge, take control

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)head, lead

Narrower (hyponym)move in on

2. take hold (contact) have or hold in one's hands or grip

SamplesHold this bowl for a moment, please.
A crazy idea took hold of him.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Narrower (hyponym)clinch, cling to, clutch, cradle, cradle, grasp, hold close, hold on, hold tight, interlace, interlock, lock, trap

Antonymslet go, let go of, release, relinquish

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