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take hold of

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. take hold of

    To catch is to come up with or take possession of something departing, fugitive, or illusive. We catch a runaway horse, a flying ball, a mouse in a trap. We clutch with a swift, tenacious movement of the fingers; we grasp with a firm but moderate closure of the whole hand; we grip or gripe with the strongest muscular closure of the whole hand possible to exert. We clasp in the arms. We snatch with a quick, sudden, and usually a surprising motion. In the figurative sense, catch is used of any act that brings a person or thing into our power or possession; as, to catch a criminal in the act; to catch an idea, in the sense of apprehend or comprehend. Compare ARREST.

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, capture, catch, clasp, clutch, comprehend, discover, ensnare, entrap, grasp, grip, gripe, lay hold of (on, upon), overtake, secure, seize, snatch, take

    Antonyms:
    fail of, fall short of, give up, let go, lose, miss, release, restore, throw aside, throw away

    Preposition:
    To catch at a straw; to catch a fugitive by the collar; to catch a ball with the left hand; he caught the disease from the patient; the thief was caught in the act; the bird in the snare.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. catch, grab, take hold ofverb

    take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

    "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"

    Synonyms:
    seize, beguile, watch, captivate, view, enamour, overhear, entrance, capture, snap up, trip up, hitch, catch up with, charm, catch, arrest, bewitch, take in, becharm, get, grab, trance, enchant, pick up, snaffle, enamor, overtake, fascinate, see

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  1. take hold of

    Synonyms:
    seize, fix on

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How to use take hold of in a sentence?

  1. Buddhist:

    Neither live with a bad man nor be at enmity with him; even as if you take hold of glowing charcoal it will burn you, if you take hold of cold charcoal it will soil you.

  2. Kyle Ewing:

    We look at general cognitive ability, how do you unpack and tackle these large problems that exist and distill them down to something you can take hold of ?

  3. Phillips Brooks:

    To say, well done to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.

  4. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

  5. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.


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