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"take hold" in British English

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take hold

to become strong; to be established: The economic recovery is just beginning to take hold now.
(Definition of take hold from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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take hold

(also take root)
to become established: The economic recovery is just beginning to take hold now. Fascism has never taken root in the United States.
(Definition of take hold from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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