get hold of

Primary Meanings of get hold of

1.
v
get into one's hands, take physically
2.
v
be in or establish communication with
3.
v
affect
Full Definitions of get hold of
1

v get into one's hands, take physically

Synonyms:
take
Types:
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clutch, prehend, seize
take hold of; grab
seize
take or capture by force
nab
seize suddenly
rack
seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
claw
clutch as if in panic
raven
obtain or seize by violence
wrest
obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
apprehend, arrest, collar, cop, nab, nail, pick up
take into custody
capture, catch, get
succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
collar
seize by the neck or collar
clasp
grasp firmly
grip
hold fast or firmly
grab
take or grasp suddenly
catch, grab, take hold of
take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
snap, snatch, snatch up
to grasp hastily or eagerly
abduct, kidnap, nobble, snatch
take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
commandeer, highjack, hijack, pirate
take arbitrarily or by force
clench, clinch
hold in a tight grasp
grapple, grip
to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
2

v be in or establish communication with

Synonyms:
contact, get through, reach
Types:
ping
send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active
ping
contact, usually in order to remind of something
raise
establish radio communications with
Type of:
communicate, intercommunicate
transmit thoughts or feelings
3

v affect

Synonyms:
clutch, seize
Type of:
overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm
overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

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