take hold of


take hold of
verb
take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of (Freq. 1)
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Catch the ball!

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Grab the elevator door!

Syn: ↑catch, ↑grab
See Also: ↑catch up (for: ↑catch)
Derivationally related forms: ↑grab (for: ↑grab), ↑catch (for: ↑catch), ↑catcher (for: ↑catch)
Hypernyms: ↑seize, ↑prehend, ↑clutch
Hyponyms:
harpoon, ↑fish, ↑hook, ↑net, ↑nett, ↑intercept, ↑stop
Verb Group: ↑catch
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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take hold of phrase
to start holding someone or something

She took hold of his hand.

Thesaurus: to hold something or someonesynonym to try to hold somethinghyponym
Main entry: hold

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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