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Definition of "get hold of" [get hold of]

  • To obtain. (verb)
  • To pick up or grab. (verb)
  • To contact (a person always being the object). (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "get hold of" in a sentence
  • "“Could you do me a big favor and try and get hold of Carol Amen and tell her that I might be a bit late for my meeting with her.”"
  • "It was either that or trying to get hold of someone like Jack Kempinski, a one-room, one-photocopier attorney, and instruct him over the phone from Bombay, explain my situation and give him a swift résumé of the assets with which I could remunerate him."
  • "I would now have one with all the executive heads we can get hold of within the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, which I chair regularly in my capacity as emergency relief coordinator, as mandated by a General Assembly resolution."