Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb get_hold_of

3 senses of get hold of

Sense 1
take, get hold of -- (get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please")

Sense 2
reach, get through, get hold of, contact -- (be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 3
seize, clutch, get hold of -- (affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease")
       => overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake -- (overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli)

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