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  • as inseize
  • as intake
  • as inusurp
  • as incatch
  • as income by
  • as inget

synonyms for lay hold of

  • catch
  • snatch
  • appropriate
  • clasp
  • clench
  • clinch
  • clutch
  • compass
  • embrace
  • enclose
  • enfold
  • fasten
  • grapple
  • grasp
  • grip
  • pinch
  • pluck
  • snag
  • squeeze
  • catch hold of
  • envelope
  • hang onto
  • hold fast
  • lay hands on
  • take hold of
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antonyms for lay hold of

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  • free
  • give
  • let go
  • loose
  • loosen
  • reject
  • release
  • unfasten
  • liberate
  • offer
  • add
  • repulse
  • disenchant
  • maintain
  • keep
  • stop
  • miss
  • unfasten
  • loose
  • give up
  • drop
  • fail
  • offer
  • give
  • throw away
  • spend
  • lose
  • let go
  • free
  • misconceive
  • disallow
  • abstain
  • dodge
  • discontinue
  • avoid
  • reject
  • refuse
  • surrender
  • forfeit
  • misunderstand
  • release
  • liberate
  • understand
  • please
  • discourage
  • mismanage
  • leave
  • depart
  • pass
  • miss
  • fail
  • yield
  • encourage
  • unfasten
  • give up
  • lose
  • let go
  • soothe
  • calm
  • dissuade
  • misconstrue
  • give in
  • overthrow
  • overtake
  • surrender
  • liberate
  • misunderstand
  • release
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How to use lay hold of in a sentence

Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
The seed of discontent was again germinating under the duplicity of the Spanish lay and clerical authorities.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
At the sight, Felipe flung himself on his knees before her; he kissed the aged hands as they lay trembling in her lap.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Alone Orlean lay trying vainly to forget something—something that stood like a spectre before her eyes.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
One adorable smile she gave him, and before he could advance to hold the door for her, she had opened it and passed out.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Not being sufficiently numerous to hold out the town as well as the Alamo, they retreated into the latter.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Sometimes the child lay so still that Aristide arose to see whether he was alive.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
There lay Bob Rock, covered with blood, and apparently insensible.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO LAY HOLD OF

  • called
  • came over
  • dropped by
  • dropped in
  • looked in
  • looked up
  • met
  • paid a call
  • popped in
  • ran in
  • saw
  • step in
  • stopped by
  • visited
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.