catch/get/grab/take hold of somebody/something

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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.
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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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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.

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!
See also: get, hold, of
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They have managed to grab hold of something at the moment and they are running with it.
They were ready Tuesday night, ready to get behind something and grab hold of something.
I saw him lift up his T-shirt and grab hold of something.
Every time my fingers curled down, I would grab hold of something to straighten them out and get them going again.
By and large America is a country of immigrants who would like to grab hold of something that is rooted in history and tradition.
He said: "I tried to grab hold of something but I couldn't.
The roof is so low that I knew I couldn't do a Frankie and leap into the air so I had to grab hold of something.