Definition of Take hold of
1. Verb. Take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of. "Grab the elevator door!"
Related verbs: Catch
Specialized synonyms: Harpoon, Fish, Hook, Net, Nett, Intercept, Stop
Generic synonyms: Clutch, Prehend, Seize
Derivative terms: Catch, Catcher, Catcher, Grab
Also: Catch Up
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Literary usage of Take hold of
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"... a petition of some kind waa necessary in order to invest the court below with authority to take hold of the question of compensation to be made to the ..."
2. Proceedings by National Baptist Educational Convention (1872)
"It is exceedingly important that we should organize a system of education that shall reach down to the people, and take hold of the people, ..."
3. The Bookman (1903)
"But there was something in the words that reproduced in you the feelings of the author, something that Miss Robson could take hold of and be carried further ..."