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(nou) the act of grasping (nou) understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something (nou) power by which something or someone is affected or dominated (nou) time during which some action is awaited (nou) a state of being confined (usually for a short time) (nou) a stronghold (nou) a cell in a jail or prison (nou) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it (nou) the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

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A secret languor was taking hold of my body.

He is able to hold his own in conversation with the wily Smaug.

Infection then takes hold of the site and becomes a chronic abscess.

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