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ahold

[uh-hohld]
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noun
  1. Informal. a hold or grasp (often followed by of): He took ahold of my arm. Grab ahold!
adverb
  1. Nautical Archaic. close to the wind and on a single tack: to keep a vessel ahold.
Idioms
  1. get ahold of, Informal. hold1(def 52).

Origin of ahold

1600–10; a-1 + hold1 (noun)
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