grab hold of

grab hold of
phrasal
: to seize or grasp firmly and usually suddenly

grabbed hold of the door handle and yanked the door open

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to suddenly start holding someone or something

Bobby grabbed hold of her leg.

Thesaurus: to hold something or someonesynonym to try to hold somethinghyponym
Main entry: hold

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • grab 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • grab 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • grab — 1 verb grabbed, grabbing (T) 1 WITH YOUR HAND to take hold of someone or something with a sudden or violent movement: The policeman grabbed his shoulder. | grab sth from sb: I managed to grab the gun from Bowen. | grab hold of: Kay grabbed hold… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • grab — grab1 [ græb ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to take hold of something in a rough or rude way: He grabs a knife and dives at the robber. One of the men was grabbed and shoved into a car. grab hold of: I grabbed hold of his hair. grab someone by… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grab — I UK [ɡræb] / US verb [transitive] Word forms grab : present tense I/you/we/they grab he/she/it grabs present participle grabbing past tense grabbed past participle grabbed ** 1) to take hold of something in a rough or rude way He grabbed the… …   English dictionary

  • grab — [[t]græ̱b[/t]] ♦♦♦ grabs, grabbing, grabbed 1) VERB If you grab something, you take it or pick it up suddenly and roughly. [V n] I managed to grab her hand... [V n by/round n] I grabbed him by the neck. 2) VERB If you grab at something, you try… …   English dictionary

  • grab — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Grab is used after these nouns: ↑land {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ suddenly ▪ quickly VERB + GRAB ▪ try to …   Collocations dictionary

  • hold — hold1 W1S1 [həuld US hould] v past tense and past participle held [held] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in your hand/arms)¦ 2¦(event)¦ 3¦(keep something in position)¦ 4¦(job/title)¦ 5¦(keep/store)¦ 6¦(keep something available for somebody)¦ 7¦(keep somebody… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hold — 1 verb past tense and past participle held IN YOUR HANDS/ARMS 1 a) (T) to have something firmly in your hand or arms: He was holding a knife in one hand. | Can you hold the groceries for me while I open the door? | I held the baby in my arms. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 …   English dictionary

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