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Verb: get hold of
  1. Get into one's hands, grasp physically
    "get hold of a cookie!";
    - take
     
  2. Be in or establish communication with
    "Our advertisements get hold of millions";
    - reach, get through, contact
     
  3. Affect
    "Fear got hold of the prisoners";
    - seize, clutch

Derived forms: got hold of, gets hold of, getting hold of

Type of: communicate, intercommunicate, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm [archaic]