HyperDic: take_hold

English > 2 senses of the expression take hold:
VERBsocialtake hold, take charge, take controlassume / assume control
contacttake hold, holdhave or hold in one's hands or grip
English > take hold: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningassume / assume control.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymstake charge, take control
Narrowermove in onseize control of
Broaderhead, leadBe in charge of
English > take hold: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningHave or hold in one's hands or grip.
PatternSomebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Entailed bybrandish, flourish, waveMove or swing back and forth
Narrowerclinchhold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutchhold firmly, usually with one's hands
cradlehold gently and carefully
cradlehold or place in or as if in a cradle
grasp, hold onhold firmly
lock, interlock, interlacehold in a locking position
traphold or catch / catch as if in a trap
Oppositelet go of, let go, release, relinquishRelease, as from one's grip
Spanishagarrar, aguantar, ostentar, sostener, sujetar, sustentar, tener, tomar
Catalanaguantar, ostentar, sostenir, subjectar, sustentar

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