Meaning of “get hold of” in the English Dictionary

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"get hold of" in British English

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get hold of

US also get ahold of

B2 informal to find someone or obtain something:

Where can I get hold of some stamps?
How can I get ahold of Chris?

mainly UK to understand something:

This is a very difficult concept to get hold of.

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