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synonyms for handhold

  • constraint
  • grasp
  • restraint
  • anchor
  • brace
  • catch
  • cinch
  • cincture
  • clamp
  • clamping
  • 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
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antonyms for handhold

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  • misconception
  • misunderstanding
  • release
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How to use handhold in a sentence

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.
ISLANDS OF SPACEJOHN W CAMPBELL
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
For the next four or five, wind had swept the top of the balustrade, providing damp, gritty handhold.
A MATTER OF PROPORTIONANNE WALKER
The walls of the fissure are of smooth limestone, offering neither foothold nor handhold.
CANYONS OF THE COLORADOJ. W. POWELL
Clinging hard to his handhold, he lowered himself to feel for a softer spot.
PRESCOTT OF SASKATCHEWANHAROLD BINDLOSS
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