Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun taking_hold

1 sense of taking hold

Sense 1
grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension -- (the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles))
       => control -- (the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb take_hold

2 senses of take hold

Sense 1
take hold, take charge, take control -- (assume control)
       => head, lead -- (be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?")

Sense 2
hold, take hold -- (have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him")

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