take hold of somebody


take hold of somebody
catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom
to have or take sb/sth in your hands

He caught hold of her wrists so she couldn't get away.

Lee got hold of the dog by its collar.

Quick, grab a hold of that rope.

Gently, she took hold of the door handle and turned it.

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  • take a hold of somebody — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth in your hands • He caught hold of her wrists so she couldn t get away. • Lee got hold of the dog by its collar. • Quick, grab a hold of that rope …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch hold of somebody — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth in your hands • He caught hold of her wrists so she couldn t get away. • Lee got hold of the dog by its collar. • Quick, grab a hold of that rope …   Useful english dictionary

  • grab hold of somebody — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth in your hands • He caught hold of her wrists so she couldn t get away. • Lee got hold of the dog by its collar. • Quick, grab a hold of that rope …   Useful english dictionary

  • grab a hold of somebody — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth in your hands • He caught hold of her wrists so she couldn t get away. • Lee got hold of the dog by its collar. • Quick, grab a hold of that rope …   Useful english dictionary

  • get a hold of somebody — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth in your hands • He caught hold of her wrists so she couldn t get away. • Lee got hold of the dog by its collar. • Quick, grab a hold of that rope …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch a hold of somebody — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth in your hands • He caught hold of her wrists so she couldn t get away. • Lee got hold of the dog by its collar. • Quick, grab a hold of that rope …   Useful english dictionary

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