get hold of

idiom
variants: or chiefly US get a hold of

Definition of get hold of

1 : to get possession of (something) : to succeed in getting (something) Somehow she managed to get hold of the band's new album before it came out. Where did you get hold of that idea?
2 : to find and talk to (someone) : to contact (someone) I need to talk to my lawyer, but I haven't been able to get hold of him. I've been trying to get a hold of my lawyer for days.

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