get hold of

variants: or chiefly US

get a hold of

Definition of get hold of

  1. 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. 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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

holdplay
  1. :  to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

    :  to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

    :  to have as a mark of distinction

  1. :  stronghold

    :  confinement, custody

    :  prison

  1. :  the interior of a ship below decks

    :  the cargo deck of a ship

    :  the cargo compartment of a plane


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