- Informal. a hold or grasp (often followed by of): He took ahold of my arm. Grab ahold!
- Nautical Archaic. close to the wind and on a single tack: to keep a vessel ahold.
- get ahold of, Informal. hold1(def 52).
Origin of ahold
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Examples from the Web for ahold
“My prom date got ahold of my number and called me recently and congratulated me on everything that's going on,” says Trainor.‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit
October 7, 2014
The guy who took the video got ahold of me and said he wanted half a million dollars and sent me the video.Tom Sizemore’s Revenge: On Tom Cruise’s Scientology Recruitment, Drugs, and Craving a Comeback
September 26, 2014
So I called someone at HBO and got ahold of the first season and just watched them all in two days.The Director Isn’t Done Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh
August 1, 2014
And wingers, as a general principle, just get ahold of yourselves, would you?An Article That Made Me Sad, and a Little Response to Readers
June 12, 2012
I'd love to get ahold of a Manhattan audience on this subject.In Which I Volunteer for Future College Football Debates
May 15, 2012
Just let me get ahold o' you, sir, and I'll show you, you young rascal!Other Main-Travelled Roads
I can't seem to—to get ahold of it with my mind, like I can with my gun.The Draw
Yes; they had ahold of him—they were dragging him out—I mean they had ahold of him—two on each side.
Describe what you saw at that time—I want to know how they had ahold of him?
To my recollection there was an officer on each side of him that had ahold of his arms.