Meaning of “ahold” in the English Dictionary

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"ahold" in British English

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aholdadverb

uk /əˈhəʊld/ us /əˈhoʊld/ also hold US informal
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

(Definition of “ahold” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)