catch\ hold\ of

v. phr.
To grasp a person or a thing.

"I've been trying to catch hold of you all week," John said, "but you were out of town."

The mountain climber successfully caught hold of his friend's hand and thereby saved his life.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • catch hold of — {v. phr.} To grasp a person or a thing. * / I ve been trying to catch hold of you all week, John said, but you were out of town. / * /The mountain climber successfully caught hold of his friend s hand and thereby saved his life./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • catch hold of — {v. phr.} To grasp a person or a thing. * / I ve been trying to catch hold of you all week, John said, but you were out of town. / * /The mountain climber successfully caught hold of his friend s hand and thereby saved his life./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • catch hold of — obtain, grasp onto …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • catch hold of somebody — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth in your hands • He caught hold of her wrists so she couldn t get away. • Lee got hold of the dog by its collar. • Quick, grab a hold of that rope …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch hold of something — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth in your hands • He caught hold of her wrists so she couldn t get away. • Lee got hold of the dog by its collar. • Quick, grab a hold of that rope …   Useful english dictionary

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  • catch — catch1 [ kætʃ ] (past tense and past participle caught [ kɔt ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 stop and hold something/someone ▸ 2 stop someone escaping ▸ 3 find and arrest ▸ 4 (hunt and) stop animal ▸ 5 get on public vehicle ▸ 6 discover someone doing something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • catch — I UK [kætʃ] / US verb Word forms catch : present tense I/you/we/they catch he/she/it catches present participle catching past tense caught UK [kɔːt] / US [kɔt] past participle caught *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to stop and hold something… …   English dictionary

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