taking hold

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Noun1.taking hold - the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)taking hold - 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"
clutch, clutches, grip, hold, clasp, clench, grasp - the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
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His feet are taking hold of the pathway that leads down into the grave.
They eventually overcame the flames in the early hours of Saturday morning - with their actions stopping the fire taking hold of a nearby barn with the cows inside.
The company has clearly benefited from the warm weather, but the strong trading could also be a sign that the Halfords turnaround strategy is finally taking hold.
He allegedly exposed himself to them before taking hold of one of the girls and kissing her.
As per details, Waris khan Police has arrested Waqas taking hold of 14 bottles of alcohol; Police station New Town has captured 5 criminals from Westridge Police and recovered 15 bottles from Din Muhammad, 2 from Khan Muhammad, Murree Police has taken hold 8 bottles of alcohol from Ejaz.