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To have in possession
“The three richest people in the world are said to possess more wealth than the poorest nations combined.”
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To take possession of
“They had themselves overpowered another group of colonizers to possess the land they now inhabit.”
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To take control of someone's body or mind, especially in a supernatural manner
“In older cultures, people believed that demons could possess them and cause disease or illness.”
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To become an obsession with
“Thoughts of freedom would possess Andy Dufresne's mind as he hatched his brazen plan to escape from prison.”
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To physically grip or grasp something
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To hold on to or continue to have something, both physically or mentally
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To hold or maintain
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To cast a magical spell on
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To engage in carnal activity
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To live or reside in
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To be living a particular way of life
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To be in a strong enough position to have or secure (something)
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To cause to become angry
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To hold exclusive control of a market or supply
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To weigh heavily on one's mind, typically causing worry or anxiety
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