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ahold

[uh-hohld] /əˈhoʊld/
noun
1.
Informal. a hold or grasp (often followed by of):
He took ahold of my arm. Grab ahold!
adverb
2.
Nautical Archaic. close to the wind and on a single tack:
to keep a vessel ahold.
Idioms
3.
get ahold of, Informal. hold (def 51).
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; a-1 + hold1 (noun)
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  • First step is getting ahold of the parasympathetic nervous system linking breathing and meditation.
  • If you let your anger get ahold of you, then you can't think calmly about how to solve the problem.
  • Amazon says a larger group of testers will get ahold of the software next month.
  • Divorce is often nasty but once in a while, the details of a particular breakup grab ahold of the soul and won't let go.
  • Because when people do get ahold of it, they're going to be so mad that they missed it.
  • Now and then, his younger cousins get ahold of it, and play.
  • Wait till the runners get ahold of that story and tell the truth.

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