Definition of Get hold of

1. Verb. Get into one's hands, take physically. "The children get hold of the ball"; "Can you take this bag, please"

Exact synonyms: Take
Specialized synonyms: Clutch, Prehend, Seize, Seize
Also: Take Apart, Take Away, Take In, Take In, Take On, Take Up
Derivative terms: Taking

2. Verb. Be in or establish communication with. "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
Exact synonyms: Contact, Get Through, Reach
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Specialized synonyms: Ping, Ping, Raise
Derivative terms: Contact, Contact

3. Verb. Affect. "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
Exact synonyms: Clutch, Seize
Generic synonyms: Overcome, Overpower, Overtake, Overwhelm, Sweep Over, Whelm
Derivative terms: Clutch

Lexicographical Neighbors of Get Hold Of

get down
get down to business
get down with
get dressed
get drunk
get even
get fresh
get going
get high
get hitched
get hitched with
get hold
get hold of (current term)
get in
get in on
get in on the act
get in someone's hair
get in the way
get in touch
get in with
get into
get into one's stride
get into the act
get into trouble
get it

Literary usage of Get hold of

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. 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 ..."

4. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1891)
"When you get hold of the boy you get hold of the man, and then you need not trouble about anybody else, because in all probability the woman will follow. ..."

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