taking hold

  1. the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
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How To Use taking hold In A Sentence

  • Acceptance of the necessity of this reform appeared to be taking hold, also given the fact that completion of the process is necessary to ensuring level playing fields for those doing business.
  • Daniel gritted his teeth against the overwhelming sensations that were taking hold of him.
  • The idea that this is an administration of privileged people is taking hold. Times, Sunday Times
  • All the same, the article captured the essence of the new strains of unfolding inflationary pressures now taking hold.
  • “Yes, absolutely, positively, definitely ... me,” he burbles inanely, taking hold of her hand again and impulsively lifting it to his lips. New Doctor/Rose Ficlet: STRAWBERRIES
  • The mantyhose trend is slowly but surely taking hold-often beneath the surface. WN.com - Articles related to 'Militants would continue 'war' against Indian forces'
  • The aim of the approach is to reduce the risk of vaginal or anal transmission of the virus by killing or inactivating it, creating a barrier to mucosal cells or preventing the infection taking hold after it has entered the body.
  • Taking hold of the doorknob Tommy slowly began to open the door.
  • But I've noticed that the late night comedians have really started ratcheting up the criticism of him, and this notion of him being kind of dumb and unready is taking hold.
  • I fear that the shameless invocation of democratic imagery to shroud fundamentally anti-democratic action is gradually seeping in and taking hold of Australia Felix.
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