Posted by Bookworm on November 11, 2004
In Reply to: Take hold (meaning and usage pls. thx!) posted by Ben on November 11, 2004
: take hold (meaning and usage pls. thx!)
From M-W Online:
- take hold 1 : GRASP, GRIP, SEIZE 2 : to become attached or established : take effect
In the general sense, it means to take control of something. It is used in the phrase "take hold of one's senses", which means to recover from an excitable state, calm down and regain control of oneself.