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janink

5th January 2013, 16:56
I'm stuck on the last clue for this:
.....21A grip; take effect (4)
I have ?i?e

The only thing I can think of is "vise" but can find nothing that says that "vise" can mean "take effect"! It's probably something obvious, but can't see it now. Can anyone help. please?????
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jazzgirl

5th January 2013, 16:57
Bite
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janink

5th January 2013, 17:23
Hmmmm.... Jazzgirl, I know you're always right, but I wouldn't imagine either "grip" or "take effect" for "bite". Can't think of a single sentence using those words in the sense of grip! I looked it up on dictionary.com and it does list grip, but not "take effect"...?? Thanks for the answer however. You must have an amazing vocabulary!
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bernie

5th January 2013, 17:25
A clutch takes effect when it reaches it's biting point.
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jazzgirl

5th January 2013, 17:26
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bite

hi janink. This shows the double meaning of bite.
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jazzgirl

5th January 2013, 17:36
Sorry that was such a long page.
Way down the page at No.3 shows: take effect, work, be effective, take hold, come into force, etc.
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