ahold

[ uh-hohld ]
/ əˈhoʊld /

noun

Informal. a hold or grasp (often followed by of): He took ahold of my arm. Grab ahold!

adverb

Nautical Archaic. close to the wind and on a single tack: to keep a vessel ahold.

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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Idioms for ahold

    get ahold of, Informal. hold1(def 52).

Origin of ahold

1600–10; a-1 + hold1 (noun)
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