Definition of Get hold
1. Verb. Get something or somebody for a specific purpose. "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"
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Literary usage of Get hold
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... if they could but persuade him, they would soon get hold of all the rest. Constantius sent to Rome his prefect of the bed-chamber, the eunuch Eusebius, ..."
2. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1894)
"The Pope hoped to get hold of some, if not all, of the conspirators. J On the 29th February, it was believed that a clue to Callimachus' abode had been ..."
3. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"As used In an Information charging that defendant obtained complainant's signature by fraud, "obtain" means to get hold of, to get possession of, ..."
4. The Reign of Henry VIII from His Accession to the Death of Wolsey by John Sherren Brewer, James Gairdner (1884)
"... and, if it proved correct, to contrive and get hold of the money, and secretly deliver it to the factors of the Fuggers to be deposited in the imperial ..."