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English verb: get hold of

1. get hold of (contact) get into one's hands, take physically


SamplesTake a cookie!.
Can you take this bag, please.


ExamplesThe children get hold of the ball


Synonymstake


Pattern of useSomebody ----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


SamplesOur advertisements reach millions.
He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia.


Synonymscontact, get through, reach


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)ping, ping, raise

3. get hold of (cognition) affect


SamplesFear seized the prisoners.
The patient was seized with unbearable pains.
He was seized with a dreadful disease.


Synonymsclutch, seize


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm









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