ahold Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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aholdadverb

uk   /əˈhəʊld/  us   /-ˈhoʊld/ (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 ​controllingyouractions or ​emotions
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