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synonyms for handhold

  • constraint
  • grasp
  • restraint
  • anchor
  • brace
  • catch
  • cinch
  • cincture
  • clamp
  • clench
  • clinch
  • clutch
  • coercion
  • crushing
  • duress
  • enclosing
  • enclosure
  • fastening
  • fixing
  • grapnel
  • grapple
  • gripe
  • handclasp
  • handgrip
  • handshake
  • hold
  • hook
  • ligature
  • lug
  • purchase
  • snatch
  • squeeze
  • strength
  • tenure
  • vise
  • wrench

antonyms for handhold

MOST RELEVANT
  • release
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How to use handhold in a sentence

Looking up, there are plenty of handholds and footholds made of side chains and protein pockets.
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With a flashlight gripped in his teeth, Cook edged along the sloping ledges, groping for handholds.
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Despite the pressures and politics of their positions, observers describe a couple who seem to genuinely enjoy each other’s company in a city where marital handholds, kisses and sleeping arrangements are picked apart for subtle signs of expediency.
DOUG EMHOFF PLAYING AN AGE-OLD ROLE WITH A NEW TWISTCLEVE R. WOOTSON JR.DECEMBER 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Then he went back, eased off the emergency brake, grabbed a good handhold and strained forward.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
The reaction of the motion brought him slowly but surely to a handhold in the wall.
ISLANDS OF SPACEJOHN W CAMPBELL
Wade decided suddenly to go into his room and stopped himself by grabbing a handhold.
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Under every carefully worked out step there was solid stone, for every handhold there was a firm stake set.
THARON OF LOST VALLEYVINGIE E. ROE
With desperate haste, Penny obtained another handhold which seemed fairly firm.
THE CRY AT MIDNIGHTMILDRED A. WIRT
Until I reached the handhold, had placed my foot on the left rear step.
WARREN COMMISSION (2 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. II (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
Were you able to secure a handhold or a leg-hold or any sort of a hold on the automobile as you moved forward?
WARREN COMMISSION (2 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. II (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HANDHOLD

  • anchor
  • brace
  • catch
  • cinch
  • cincture
  • clamp
  • clench
  • clinch
  • clutch
  • coercion
  • constraint
  • crushing
  • duress
  • enclosing
  • enclosure
  • fastening
  • fixing
  • grapnel
  • grapple
  • grasp
  • gripe
  • handclasp
  • handgrip
  • handhold
  • handshake
  • hold
  • hook
  • ligature
  • lug
  • purchase
  • restraint
  • snatch
  • squeeze
  • strength
  • tenure
  • vise
  • wrench
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.