take hold


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take hold

1. Grasp, as in Take hold of this end of the rope. [Late 1500s]
2. Become established, as in The new vines quickly took hold, or This idea will never take hold with the voters. [c. 1300]
See also: hold, take

take (a) ˈhold

begin to have complete control over somebody/something; become very strong: Panic took hold of him and he couldn’t move.They managed to get out of the house just before the flames took hold.It is best to treat the disease early before it takes a hold.
See also: hold, take

take hold

1. To seize, as by grasping.
2. To become established: The newly planted vines quickly took hold.
See also: hold, take