catch (a)hold of (someone or something)

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catch (a)hold of (someone or something)

To grasp or grip something. Catch hold of that end of the sheet and pull it straight. I tried to catch ahold of her before she fell off the step, but it happened too fast.
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catch (a)hold of someone or something

to grasp or seize someone or something. See if you can catch hold of the rope as it swings back and forth. I couldn't catch ahold of her.
See also: catch, hold, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

catch/get/grab/take (a) ˈhold of somebody/something

have or take somebody/something in your hands: He caught hold of her wrists so she couldn’t get away.Lee got hold of the dog by its collar.Quick, grab a hold of that rope.
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Ma Rainey's blues song, however, is framed among other voices - that of the poet persona and a raconteur testifying that Ma" 'jes catch hold of us, somekindaway.' "The assembly of voices renders a dramatic scene through which Brown communicates a presiding consciousness actively creating and controlling the reality of Ma Rainey's glorious performance so as to offer an exemplum: how to know the world.
Baker, Jr., has rightly noted the unusual circumstance of the awesomely intellectual young Sterling Brown embracing a form devised by the unlettered (92-95), and perhaps an important clue is found in Brown's poem "Ma Rainey." Rainey's art and its powerful effect on her audience, her ability to" 'jes catch hold of us, somekindaway' "(Poems 63) through song, is precisely the ambition of every poet, and may explain one source of Brown's attraction to the blues.