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get hold of

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Verb get hold of has 3 senses
  1. take, get hold of - get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
    Sample sentence:
    The children get hold of the ball
  2. reach, get through, get hold of, contact - be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
    --2 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  3. seize, clutch, get hold of - affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unberable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
    --3 is one way to overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
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