As the fire took hold, the police began to close in on the building.
He held out a hand, which she took hold of.
I took hold of her and she came into my arms without a word.
As common sense takes hold, however, we need to ask some questions.
I felt strong hands take hold of me from either side.
She needed a little time to take hold of herself.
She put out her two hands and took hold of his.
I saw my chance and took hold of her one dark night when she was alone.
He took hold of my hand and brought me on board.
I actually took hold of his hand to stop him.
More important, a different culture has taken root at the major record companies.
The idea was taking root as they thought about it.
I had heard words like these many times before, but now they reached down inside me and took root.
For the first time in years peace has taken root.
The start of a city wide water system also took root during his service.
Fear slowly began to take root in my mind again.
Today, the war is over, but true peace has not taken root.
Distance learning has also began to take root at the school.
By this time, however, a new business had taken root.
But the ideas needed the right time and place to take root.