get hold of

get hold of

  1. (transitive) To obtain.
    • 1987, Withnail and I:
      Withnail: I want to stop and get hold of a child.
  2. (transitive) To pick up or grab.
    • 1987, Withnail and I:
      I: Now get hold of that map.
  3. (transitive) To contact (a person).
    Get hold of John and tell him the meeting's been canceled.
  4. (transitive) To control or stabilize (oneself).
    Get hold of yourself!

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