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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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