get hold of


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get hold of somebody

to communicate with someone get ahold of somebody He said he planned to call Mom this week, so I thought he'd get hold of her sooner or later.
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get hold of something

to obtain something get ahold of something I think it should be harder for a criminal to get hold of a gun. Nothing was done by officials until the press got hold of the story.
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get hold of

Grasp, obtain; also, get in touch with. For example, If you can just get hold of one end, I'll get the other, or Jane had no luck getting hold of the book she needed, or I've phoned a dozen times but I can't seem to get hold of him. [c. 1300] Also see lay hold of.
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get hold of

1. To come into possession of; find: Where can I get hold of a copy?
2. To communicate with, as by telephone: tried to get hold of you but the line was busy.
3. To gain control of. Often used reflexively: You must get hold of yourself!
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