take hold of


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Verb1.take hold of - take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"
catch - be the catcher; "Who is catching?"
harpoon - spear with a harpoon; "harpoon whales"
fish - catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends"
clutch, prehend, seize - take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
hook - catch with a hook; "hook a fish"
nett, net - catch with a net; "net a fish"
intercept, stop - seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
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Terrible as it was to Levin to put his arms round that terrible body, to take hold of that under the quilt, of which he preferred to know nothing, under his wife's influence he made his resolute face that she knew so well, and putting his arms into the bed took hold of the body, but in spite of his own strength he was struck by the strange heaviness of those powerless limbs.