lay hold of (someone or something)

lay hold of (someone or something)


To grasp or grip someone or something.


Lay hold of that end of the sheet and pull it straight.

I tried to lay hold of her before she fell off the step, but it happened too fast.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘lay hold of (someone or something)’ mean?

The idiom lay hold of (someone or something) means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘lay hold of (someone or something)’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘lay hold of (someone or something)’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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