get\ hold\ of

v
1. To get possession of.

Little children sometimes get hold of sharp knives and cut themselves.

2. To find a person so you can speak with him.

Mr. Thompson spent several hours trying to get hold of his lawyer.


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

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