Definition of clap hold of in English:

clap hold of

informal Grab someone or something roughly or abruptly.
More example sentences
  • The men, without saying a word, clapped hold of him and marched him off.
See parent entry: clap

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day premonition
Pronunciation: ˌprɛməˈnɪʃ(ə)n
noun
a strong feeling that something will happen …