Meaning of “take hold” in the English Dictionary

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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)

"take hold" in American English

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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)