Lay+hold

  • 1 lay hold of (or on) — catch at or gain possession of. → lay …

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  • 2 lay hold of — index distrain, hijack, impropriate, pirate (take by violence), usurp Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 lay hold of — get possession of If I can lay hold of a car this weekend we can go for a drive …

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  • 8 lay hold of — verb a) To seize; catch; apprehend. b) To obtain …

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  • 9 lay hold of — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. get, grasp, grab; see seize 1 , 2 …

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  • 10 lay hold of — Seize, catch, grasp, clutch …

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  • 11 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,… …

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  • 12 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,… …

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  • 13 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, to be… …

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  • 14 Hold — (h[=o]ld), n. 1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; grip; possession; often used with the verbs take and lay. [1913 Webster] Ne have I not twelve pence within… …

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  • 15 hold — hold1 [hōld] vt. held, holding [ME holden < Anglian OE haldan (WS healdan), akin to Ger halten, Goth haldan, to tend sheep < IE base * kel , to drive, incite to action > Gr kelēs, swift horse, L celer, swift: prob. sense development:… …

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  • 16 hold — vb 1 hold back, withhold, reserve, detain, retain, *keep, keep back, keep out Analogous words: *restrain, inhibit, curb, check: preserve, conserve, *save Contrasted words: *relinquish, surrender, abandon, resign, yield 2 …

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  • 17 lay — I v 1. put, place, set, rest, Inf. stick, leave, park, plant; set down, seat, settle; incline, lean. 2. drop, floor, lay low, prostrate; fell, knock or cut or strike down, sink. 3. lodge, submit, present, prefer, bring forward. 4. repose, impute …

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  • 18 lay — I. /leɪ / (say lay) verb (laid, laying) –verb (t) 1. to put or place in a position of rest or recumbency: to lay a book on a desk. 2. to bring, throw, or beat down, as from an erect position: to lay a person low. 3. to cause to subside: to lay… …

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  • 19 lay — lay1 verb (past and past participle laid) 1》 put down, especially gently or carefully. 2》 put down and set in position for use.     ↘Brit. set cutlery on (a table) in preparation for a meal.     ↘put the material for (a fire) in place.… …

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  • 20 lay — 1. v. & n. v. (past and past part. laid) 1 tr. place on a surface, esp. horizontally or in the proper or specified place. 2 tr. put or bring into a certain or the required position or state (laid his hand on her arm; lay a carpet). 3 intr. dial.… …

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