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English definition of “ahold”

ahold

adverb uk   /əˈhəʊld/ us    /-ˈhoʊld/ US
get ahold of sth to get something: Drugs are too easy to get ahold of. get ahold of sb to find or communicate with someone: I'd like to get ahold of Debbie and talk to her about this. grab, take, etc. ahold of sth/sb to take hold of something or someone: I grabbed ahold of his legs and held on so he could not get away. get, grab, etc. ahold of sth/sb to get power or control over someone or something: Once the drugs get ahold of you, it just changes you completely. get/take ahold of yourself to calm yourself or succeed in controlling your actions or emotions
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