English verb: get hold of
|1.||get hold of (contact) get into one's hands, take physically|
|Samples||Take a cookie!.|
Can you take this bag, please.
|Examples||The children get hold of the ball|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something
|Narrower (hyponym)||clutch, prehend, seize, seize|
|2.||get hold of (communication) be in or establish communication with|
|Samples||Our advertisements reach millions.|
He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia.
|Synonyms||contact, get through, reach|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||communicate, intercommunicate|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ping, ping, raise|
|3.||get hold of (cognition) affect|
|Samples||Fear seized the prisoners.|
The patient was seized with unbearable pains.
He was seized with a dreadful disease.
|Pattern of use||Something ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm|