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get hold of somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishget hold of somebodyget hold of somebody (also get a hold of somebody American English) to find and speak to someone about something I must get hold of Vanessa to see if she can babysit. hold
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get hold of somebodyThen you put a good big handle on it, so that everyone can get hold of it and pick it up.Jack wouldn't shoot so long as he'd got hold of him.It was as though something had got hold of her feet and was trying to pull them.She was absorbedly prodding the aged melon, which she had somehow got hold of.And the first day you arrive you contrive to get hold of this!Wherever he was in the world he managed to get hold of all the important rugby results.I think what happened was that Nick had been hanging around waiting to get hold of her.Could you get hold of the kids, please?
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