lay hold of

lay hold of
index distrain, hijack, impropriate, pirate (take by violence), usurp

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  • lay hold of (or on) — catch at or gain possession of. → lay …   English new terms dictionary

  • lay hold of — phrasal : to take hold of : grasp, seize lay hold of that rope and pull ideas difficult to lay hold of * * * lay hold of ● lay * * * lay hold of (or on) catch at with one s hands …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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