seize hold of

idiom

: to forcefully take and hold (someone or something) with the hand or arms
She seized hold of my hand.

Examples of seize hold of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aubrey has an opportunity now to seize hold of the competition. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 7 Aug. 2023 Lauper won a Tony for her score, but the numbers at the start of the show didn’t seize hold of the audience in the forceful way that’s required in a picnicking environment. Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2022 Worse, Arechiga suggested, is what might come in 2024 if Lake and the GOP candidates for secretary of state, Mark Finchem, and attorney general, Abraham Hamadeh, seize hold of the state’s election machinery. Columnist follow, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2022 So given the fears that often seize hold of leaders in crises, the possibility of nuclear first-use by Beijing can’t be dismissed. Loren Thompson, Forbes, 15 June 2021

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“Seize hold of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seize%20hold%20of. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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