Ahold



Informal. a hold or grasp (often followed by of):
He took ahold of my arm. Grab ahold!
Nautical Archaic. close to the wind and on a single tack:
to keep a vessel ahold.
get ahold of, Informal. (def 51).
Contemporary Examples

The guy who took the video got ahold of me and said he wanted half a million dollars and sent me the video.
Tom Sizemore’s Revenge: On Tom Cruise’s Scientology Recruitment, Drugs, and Craving a Comeback Marlow Stern September 25, 2014

“My prom date got ahold of my number and called me recently and congratulated me on everything that’s going on,” says Trainor.
‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit Marlow Stern October 6, 2014

And wingers, as a general principle, just get ahold of yourselves, would you?
An Article That Made Me Sad, and a Little Response to Readers Michael Tomasky June 11, 2012

I’d love to get ahold of a Manhattan audience on this subject.
In Which I Volunteer for Future College Football Debates Michael Tomasky May 14, 2012

So I called someone at HBO and got ahold of the first season and just watched them all in two days.
The Director Isn’t Done Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh Andrew Romano July 31, 2014

Historical Examples

Nichols then said he told him, along with the police they would try to get ahold of Mr. Abt, which they did.
Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

Just let me get ahold o’ you, sir, and I’ll show you, you young rascal!
Other Main-Travelled Roads Hamlin Garland

I then went to the city directory to see who was in charge here, where I might get ahold of his phone number.
Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

I can’t seem to—to get ahold of it with my mind, like I can with my gun.
The Draw Jerome Bixby

To my recollection there was an officer on each side of him that had ahold of his arms.
Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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