lay hold of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lay hold of

1 : to take and hold (something) : to grab
  • Lay hold of that rope and pull.
2 : to understand (something)
  • The idea is difficult to lay hold of.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

  3. : to have as a mark of distinction

  1. : stronghold

  2. : confinement, custody

  3. : prison

  1. : the interior of a ship below decks

  2. : the cargo compartment of a plane


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