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).
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
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
aholah she has her own tent, a name used by Ezekiel (23:4, 5, 36, 44) as a symbol of the idolatry of the kingdom of Israel. This kingdom is described as a lewdwoman, an adulteress, given up to the abominations and idolatries of the Egyptians and Assyrians. Because of her crimes, she was carried away […]
aholiab tent of the father, an artist of the tribe of Dan, appointed to the work of preparing materials for the tabernacle (Ex. 31:6; 35:34; 36:1, 2; 38:23). Historical Examples Every one of these is a doctrine or a discipline engraven in the wood by some Bezaleel or aholiab of early Christian days. Footprints of […]
aholibah my tent is in her, the name of an imaginary harlot, applied symbolically to Jerusalem, because she had abandoned the worship of the true God and given herself up to the idolatries of foreign nations. (Ezek. 23:4, 11, 22, 36, 44). Historical Examples aholibah no longer manifested interest in the life of Paris. Visionaries […]
a combining form extracted from alcoholic, occurring as the final element in compounds, often facetious nonce words, with the sense “a person who has an addiction to or obsession with some object or activity”: workaholic; chargeaholic. word-forming element abstracted from alcoholic; first in sugarholic (1965), foodoholic (sic., 1965); later in workaholic (1968), golfaholic (1971), chocoholic […]