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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.


Synonymshold


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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