get hold of

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get hold of (third-person singular simple present gets hold of, present participle getting hold of, simple past got hold of, past participle gotten 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.
  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!