Posted by DH on November 12, 2004
In Reply to: Take hold (meaning and usage pls. thx!) posted by Bookworm 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.
It also means to become popular or widely used: The Strawberry system has so taken hold that "to strawberry" now mans to communicate by wireless PDA--DH