get hold of


variants or chiefly US get a hold of
: 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?
: 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.

Examples of get hold of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So many of the details of the tragedy were familiar: a young man got hold of a gun and left a path of devastation and terror in the hallways and classrooms of an American school. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2024 After a Josh Bell strikeout, Burger got hold of Stroman’s near middle-middle slider. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 11 Apr. 2024 The inversion of the spread may signal that nervous investors are clamoring to get hold of spot gold now, as protection against potential turmoil. Mark Burton, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2024 After having nothing to eat for breakfast or lunch, the family managed to get hold of three tins of fava beans. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 27 Mar. 2024 Jefferson’s words are stirring on their own, but when a certain kind of orator gets hold of them, the effect can feel like thunder, or the Spirit. Danielle Amir Jackson, The Atlantic, 26 Mar. 2024 When the men learn that the car has already gone, their boss (Colman Domingo) orders them to go after Marian and Jamie, get hold of the cargo, and make the delivery. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 23 Feb. 2024 Intel will be the first to get hold of the next generation of extreme ultraviolet lithography machines, a more advanced but still nascent technique for making more sophisticated chips, from the Dutch equipment maker ASML. Will Knight, WIRED, 22 Feb. 2024 Patients can get hold of medical recommendations, timetable appointments, and even prescriptions without the need to travel, which is mainly helpful for those with mobility problems or persistent situations. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2024

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