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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


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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