One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Start to have an effect.‘the reforms of the late nineteenth century had taken hold’
- ‘The child was put to bed on Wednesday night - just hours later the virus took hold.’
- ‘As the cancer took hold, she found it harder to cope with the physical demands of life, but her vitality never left her.’
- ‘As many of your readers will know, meningitis can take hold rapidly with devastating and sometimes fatal effects.’
- ‘Many would seem to be tied into contracts which began before the surge in fuel prices took hold.’
- ‘As forty degrees of sun and a lack of shade took hold, so my thoughts wandered.’
- ‘However, the idea the trains would be required to shift increasing amounts of produce from the Mid West is taking hold.’
- ‘In large doses the anaesthetic effect takes hold and can lead to respiratory problems.’
- ‘The cancer took hold in 2001 leading to respiratory problems and a rapid decline in health.’
- ‘It's a message that's taking hold in Europe, causing more division between the EU and the US.’
- ‘As Parkinson's disease took hold, he developed a phobia about the cracks between paving stones.’
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