lay hold of

lay hold of
phrasal
: to take hold of : grasp, seize

lay hold of that rope and pull

ideas difficult to lay hold of

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lay hold of
lay

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lay hold of (or on)
catch at with one's hands

he was afraid she might vanish if he did not lay hold of her

gain possession of

the gun was the only one he had been able to lay hold of

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lay hold of
1 : to take and hold (something) :grab

Lay hold of that rope and pull.

2 : to understand (something)

The idea is difficult to lay hold of.

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Main Entry:hold
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lay hold of — see hold, 2
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Main Entry:lay

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  • lay hold of — {v. phr.} 1. To take hold of; grasp; grab. * /He laid hold of the rope and pulled the boat ashore./ 2. To get possession of. * /He sold every washing machine he could lay hold of./ 3. {Chiefly British} To understand. * /Some ideas in this science …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay hold of — {v. phr.} 1. To take hold of; grasp; grab. * /He laid hold of the rope and pulled the boat ashore./ 2. To get possession of. * /He sold every washing machine he could lay hold of./ 3. {Chiefly British} To understand. * /Some ideas in this science …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay\ hold\ of — v. phr. 1. To take hold of; grasp; grab. He laid hold of the rope and pulled the boat ashore. 2. To get possession of. He sold every washing machine he could lay hold of. 3. Chiefly British To understand. Some ideas in this science book are hard… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lay hold of — get possession of If I can lay hold of a car this weekend we can go for a drive …   Idioms and examples

  • To lay hold of — Lay Lay (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To lay hold on — Lay Lay (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lay hold of — verb a) To seize; catch; apprehend. b) To obtain …   Wiktionary

  • lay hold of — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. get, grasp, grab; see seize 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

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