lay hold of
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
: to beat or strike down with force
: to put or set down
: to place for rest or sleep
: covert, lair
: something (such as a layer) that lies or is laid (see 1lay)
: line of action : plan
: past tense oflie
: a simple narrative poem : ballad
: melody, song
: 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
: confinement, custody
: the interior of a ship below decks
: the cargo deck of a ship
: the cargo compartment of a plane
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