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!"

Exact synonyms: Catch, Grab
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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Hold Of

take down a peg
take effect
take exception
take exception to
take fire
take five
take flight
take for
take for a spin
take for granted
take form
take guard
take heart
take heed
take hold
take hold of (current term)
take home
take hostage
take ill
take in
take in charge
take in vain
take in water
take into account
take inventory
take issue
take issue with
take it away
take it easy
take it from me

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 ..."

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