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Ahold \A*hold"\, adv. [Pref. a- + hold.] Near the wind; as, to lay a ship ahold. [Obs.]


adv. (context obsolete nautical English) To bring a ship to lie as near to the windward as it can to get out to sea. n. A hold, grip, grasp.


Koninklijke Ahold N.V. was a Dutch international retailer based in Zaandam, The Netherlands.

Usage examples of "ahold".

Grabbing ahold of the back of his hair, she kept his head firmly in place and jammed the breathing regulator into his mouth, He was forced to breathe.

Grabbing ahold of his hair, she pulled his head back so she could look into his face.

Clem gaffed it, pulled it close, grabbed ahold of the pot-warp with both hands, gave a good yank, and fell over backward.

Poe so he can help us get ahold of the Snicket file, which we think might explain what the initials V.

Somehow Madame Lulu got ahold of it and passed on the information to Olaf.

The article had not mentioned that both the Quagmires and the Baudelaires had lost their parents in terrible fires, and that both sets of parents had left enormous fortunes behind, and that Count Olaf had cooked up all of his evil plans just to get ahold of these fortunes for himself.

She ran at Pops with it and Pops took ahold of both her wrists in one hand.

Aunt Queen and Pops had ahold of me and told everybody else to leave the kitchen so we could be alone.

At one point, Big Ramona told Aunt Queen to move, and she took ahold of me like a professional wrestler.

I have absolutely no idea what is going on or how the media got ahold of this thing so fast, but you have a lot of explaining to do.

In a pinch, bluffing with the fake Glock would be better than having nothing at all, but the sooner he got ahold of a real weapon, the better.

We got ahold of the airport security tapes and quietly passed his picture around.

If he could get ahold of one of those rings, he could at least rest for a moment and figure out what to do.

And then Jon mentioned that Web site that everyone was talking about when the doctor back East was shot, the Web site that lists doctors and clinic directors, their families and home addresses, all kinds of things nobody would want a nut to get ahold of.

Grabbing ahold of her soft hand, he turned his head, kissing her palm, seeking comfort in the gesture.