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Meaning of “take hold” in the English Dictionary

"take hold" in British English

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take hold

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

"take hold" in American English

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take hold

(also take root) to ​becomeestablished: The ​economicrecovery is just ​beginning to take ​hold now. Fascism has never taken ​root in the ​UnitedStates.
(Definition of take hold from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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