catch+hold

  • 1 catch hold of — To seize • • • Main Entry: ↑catch * * * grab/catch/hold of phrase to suddenly start holding someone or something Bobby grabbed hold of her leg. Thesaurus: to hold something or …

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  • 2 catch hold of — {v. phr.} To grasp a person or a thing. * / I ve been trying to catch hold of you all week, John said, but you were out of town. / * /The mountain climber successfully caught hold of his friend s hand and thereby saved his life./ …

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  • 3 catch hold of — {v. phr.} To grasp a person or a thing. * / I ve been trying to catch hold of you all week, John said, but you were out of town. / * /The mountain climber successfully caught hold of his friend s hand and thereby saved his life./ …

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  • 4 catch\ hold\ of — v. phr. To grasp a person or a thing. I ve been trying to catch hold of you all week, John said, but you were out of town. The mountain climber successfully caught hold of his friend s hand and thereby saved his life …

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  • 5 catch hold of — obtain, grasp onto …

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  • 6 catch-hold — …

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  • 7 catch hold of somebody — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth in your hands • He caught hold of her wrists so she couldn t get away. • Lee got hold of the dog by its collar. • Quick, grab a hold of that rope …

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  • 8 catch hold of something — catch, get, grab, take, etc. (a) ˈhold of sb/sth idiom to have or take sb/sth in your hands • He caught hold of her wrists so she couldn t get away. • Lee got hold of the dog by its collar. • Quick, grab a hold of that rope …

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  • 9 hold — hold1 [hōld] vt. held, holding [ME holden < Anglian OE haldan (WS healdan), akin to Ger halten, Goth haldan, to tend sheep < IE base * kel , to drive, incite to action > Gr kelēs, swift horse, L celer, swift: prob. sense development:… …

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  • 10 catch — catch1 [ kætʃ ] (past tense and past participle caught [ kɔt ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 stop and hold something/someone ▸ 2 stop someone escaping ▸ 3 find and arrest ▸ 4 (hunt and) stop animal ▸ 5 get on public vehicle ▸ 6 discover someone doing something… …

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  • 11 catch — I UK [kætʃ] / US verb Word forms catch : present tense I/you/we/they catch he/she/it catches present participle catching past tense caught UK [kɔːt] / US [kɔt] past participle caught *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to stop and hold something… …

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  • 12 catch — 1 verb past tense and past participle caught 1 STOP/TRAP SB (T) a) to stop someone after you have been chasing them and prevent them from escaping: You can t catch me! she yelled, running away across the field. | If the guerrillas catch you, they …

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  • 13 hold — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. grasp, clutch, grip; tenure, possession; control, influence, domination; ownership, keeping; anchor, rein. v. have, occupy, retain, own, possess; restrain, repress, control, pinion, curb; check, stop …

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  • 14 catch — v. & n. v. (past and past part. caught) 1 tr. a lay hold of so as to restrain or prevent from escaping; capture in a trap, in one s hands, etc. b (also catch hold of) get into one s hands so as to retain, operate, etc. (caught hold of the handle) …

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  • 15 catch — [[t]kæ̱tʃ[/t]] ♦♦ catches, catching, caught 1) VERB If you catch a person or animal, you capture them after chasing them, or by using a trap, net, or other device. [V n] Police say they are confident of catching the gunman... [V n] Where did you… …

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  • 16 hold — hold1 [ hould ] (past tense and past participle held [ held ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 carry ▸ 2 stop someone/something from moving ▸ 3 put arms around someone ▸ 4 (be able to) contain ▸ 5 have ▸ 6 continue in same state ▸ 7 keep/stop something ▸ 8 not… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 hold — I [[t]ho͟ʊld[/t]] PHYSICALLY TOUCHING, SUPPORTING, OR CONTAINING ♦ holds, holding, held 1) VERB When you hold something, you carry or support it, using your hands or your arms. [V n prep/adv] Hold the knife at an angle... [V n] She is holding her …

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  • 18 hold — I UK [həʊld] / US [hoʊld] verb Word forms hold : present tense I/you/we/they hold he/she/it holds present participle holding past tense held UK [held] / US past participle held *** 1) [transitive] to carry something using your hands or arms Can… …

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  • 19 hold — 1. v. & n. v. (past and past part. held) 1 tr. a keep fast; grasp (esp. in the hands or arms). b (also refl.) keep or sustain (a thing, oneself, one s head, etc.) in a particular position (hold it to the light; held himself erect). c grasp so as… …

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  • 20 catch — [kach, kech] vt. caught, catching [ME cacchen < Anglo Fr cachier < VL * captiare < L captare, to seize < pp. of capere, to take hold: see HAVE] 1. to seize and hold, as after a chase; capture 2. to seize or take by or as by a trap,… …

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