get hold of
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Usage note
This phrase may also be written "get a hold of."
get hold of(
geht
 
hold
 
uhv
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(to manage to get)
a. conseguir
I never got hold of that rare baseball card I wanted.Nunca conseguí la tarjeta de béisbol rara que quería.
b. hacerse con
Did you get hold of the book for Monday's class?¿Te hiciste con el libro para la clase del lunes?
c. sacar (idea)
The basketball games were all cancelled this week. - What? No. Where did you get hold of that idea?Los partidos de baloncesto de esta semana fueron cancelados. - ¿Qué? No. ¿De dónde sacaste esa idea?
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(to communicate with)
a. localizar
We haven't been able to get hold of Miranda. Do you know where she is?No hemos localizado a Miranda. ¿Sabes dónde está?
b. ubicar a
Dylan just got hold of Alexia. She had her phone turned off all morning.Dylan acaba de ubicar a Alexia. Tuvo su teléfono apagado toda la mañana.
3. (to grasp)
a. agarrar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I got hold of her shirt and pulled her away from the road.Agarré su camisa y la saqué de la calle.
b. apoderarse de
The boys' father got hold of the toy and stopped the fight.El padre de los niños se apoderó del juguete y paró la pelea.
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