to get hold of something

  • 1 get hold of something — get hold of (something) to obtain 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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  • 2 get hold of something — 1) to get something that you need or want I ve managed to get hold of some rather good wine. 2) to start holding something with your hands Here, get hold of this for a minute …

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  • 3 get hold of something — …

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  • 4 get a hold of something — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth 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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  • 5 get hold of — (something) to obtain 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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  • 6 get hold of the idea (that) — phrase to start to think that something is true, usually when it is not Where did you get hold of the idea I was leaving? Thesaurus: to form an opinion, or to have an ideasynonym Main entry: hold …

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  • 7 hold off something — hold off (something) to delay something. They re hoping to hold off surgery until he s stronger. I hope the rain holds off until we get home …

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  • 8 get hold of the wrong end of the stick — To misunderstand • • • Main Entry: ↑end get hold of the wrong end of the stick To misunderstand something totally • • • Main Entry: ↑wrong …

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  • 9 get (hold of) the wrong end of the stick — Brit. misunderstand something. → wrong …

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  • 10 get hold of the wrong end of the stick — ► get hold of the wrong end of the stick misunderstand something. Main Entry: ↑wrong …

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  • 11 get hold of — verb 1. get into one s hands, take physically (Freq. 1) Take a cookie! Can you take this bag, please • Syn: ↑take • See Also: ↑take in (for: ↑ …

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  • 12 get hold of —    If you obtain something, or manage to contact someone, you get hold of them.     I d like to contact the owner. Do you know where I can get hold of him? …

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  • 13 get ahold of something — get/grab/take/ahold of something phrase to take something firmly in your hand and hold it tightly there Grab ahold of the rope! Thesaurus: to hold something or someonesynonym to try to hold somethinghyponym …

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  • 14 get hold — verb get something or somebody for a specific purpose I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter • Syn: ↑line …

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  • 15 take a hold of something — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth 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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  • 16 grab a hold of something — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth 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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  • 17 catch a hold of something — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth 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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  • 18 grab hold of something — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth 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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  • 19 take hold of something — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth 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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  • 20 catch hold of something — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth 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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