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Definition 1: affect - [verb of cognition]

Samples where get hold of or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fear seized the prisoners
  • The patient was seized with unbearable pains
  • He was seized with a dreadful disease

Synonyms for get hold of in the sense of this definition

(get hold of is a kind of ...) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Definition 2: be in or establish communication with - [verb of communication]

Samples where get hold of or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Our advertisements reach millions
  • He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia

Synonyms for get hold of in the sense of this definition

(get hold of is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of get hold of ) send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active

"ping your machine in the office"

(... is a kind of get hold of ) contact, usually in order to remind of something

"I'll ping my accountant--April 15 is nearing"

(... is a kind of get hold of ) establish radio communications with

"They managed to raise Hanoi last night"

Definition 3: get into one's hands, take physically - [verb of contact]

Samples where get hold of or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Take a cookie!
  • Can you take this bag, please

Synonyms for get hold of in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of get hold of ) take hold of; grab

"The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter" "She clutched her purse" "The mother seized her child by the arm" "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"

(... is a kind of get hold of ) take or capture by force

"The terrorists seized the politicians" "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"

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