get hold


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Verb1.get hold - get something or somebody for a specific purpose; "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"; "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing"; "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
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"Well then, the fact is, friend Sancho," said the duke, "that unless you become softer than a ripe fig, you shall not get hold of the government.
"I don't know how you get hold of them," said Lawson furiously.
One stressed-out lady, who had suffered from migraines since she was five, had not been able to get hold of her tablets from anywhere for months because, she was told, the manufacturer is not supplying them to the UK any more.