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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
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