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What is the opposite of let go of?

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To lift or raise something by grasping it
“You'll need to pick up these bags and carry them into the guest's room.”
To envelop or enclose someone or something
“He felt a powerful rush of desire to fold her in his arms and embrace her tightly, but knew that such a thing was impossible.”
To lift or support the weight of (someone or something)
“He would carry the large sack of potatoes on his back.”
To acquire something, usually over a period of time
“I began to develop an appreciation for spices after spending several years in India.”
To have acquired something, usually over a period of time
“I developed an appreciation for spices after spending several years in India.”
To hold on to or continue to have something, both physically or mentally
“Conductors, too, can retain their musical powers long after physical vigor has departed.”
To take control of with one's hands
“Enough tomfoolery. It's time to take the bull by the horns.”
To have taken control of with one's hands
“After some tomfoolery, he then took the bull by the horns.”
To take on a position, role or duty
“Homer would assume the role of nuclear technician after convincing Mr. Burns that he would gladly accept abuse without complaining.”
To take possession of
“Following a legal battle, she will now assume ownership of part of her late husband's estate.”
To take, or be in, charge of
To have the use or benefit of something
“I plan to keep working for as long as I continue to enjoy good health.”
To subject to meticulous examination
“I can only conclude that you must not enjoy movies very much when you analyze them in such great detail.”
To learn by heart, or commit to memory
“Sometimes the English language can be complex and it will serve you well to just remember the phonetics.”
(abandon someone/something to) To give up or relinquish control of someone or something
“The incompetent mayor would abandon the capital to poverty, neglect, and warlordism.”
To reach or achieve a desired goal, usually in numeric terms
“I was confident that I would eventually hit my goal of being able to run 50 miles.”
To nurture and care for (someone or something) as they grow
“She felt her baby had a better chance with new parents better equipped to rear her child.”
To receive or acquire
“I expect to have the items I bought from eBay in the mail soon.”
To keep under control, especially something that is increasing in intensity or extremity
“So great is the indignation which I have endured, and still, I must moderate my anger.”
To make contact or communication with
“I finally managed to reach him by phone.”
(of a button on a device or machine) To press down on
“I was unsure as to which button I needed to push on the dishwasher to start it.”
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