HyperDic: get_hold_of

English > 3 senses of the expression get hold of:
VERBcontactget hold of, takeget into one's hands, take physically
communicationget hold of, reach, get through, contactbe in or establish communication with
cognitionget hold of, seize, clutchaffect
English > get hold of: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningGet into one's hands, take physically.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe children get hold of the ball
Narrowerseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
seizeTake or capture by force
Spanishagarrar, asir, coger, tomar
Catalanagafar, prendre
English > get hold of: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningBe in or establish communication with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsreach, get through, contact
Narrowerpingsend a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active
pingcontact, usually in order to remind of something
raiseEstablish radio communications with
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
English > get hold of: 3 senses > verb 3, cognition
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymsseize, clutch
Broaderoverwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtakeOvercome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

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