ahold

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ hold

Adverb[edit]

ahold (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete, nautical) To bring a ship to lie as near to the windward as it can to get out to sea.

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Noun[edit]

ahold (uncountable)

  1. A hold, grip, grasp.
    • 2009, Tim Irwin, Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership[1], Thomas Nelson Inc., ISBN 9781595552747, page 121:
      GET AHOLD OF YOURSELF!

Usage notes[edit]

  • Mainly used in phrases such as catch, lay, take or get ahold of, on or upon something.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.