get control

See: hold, possess
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Strategic apprehensions have been forcing India to somehow get control of Chabahar in order to offset Chinese presence and reduce its strategic advantage in Gwadar.
Far too many African-American parents are struggling to get control of their troubled teenagers.
The disastrous fire, in densely populated commercial area of provincial capital, went out of control as the Helicopters, Rescue Services 1122, Fire Brigade, Civil Defence and other emergency rescuers failed to get control on the fire even after a hectic operation comprising on more than 15 hours.