1. [ verb ] assume control
Synonyms: take_charge take_control
Related terms: head move_in_on attend
2. [ verb ] have or hold in one's hands
Synonyms: hold

"Hold this bowl for a moment, please" also metaphorically: "A crazy idea took hold of him"

Related terms: let_go_of grasp cling_to cradle cradle lock trap clinch clasp
Similar spelling:   take_hold_of