- With a grasp or hold on something.
- In possession of something.
From obsolete on hold, from hold ("to hold, grasp, or keep possession o.f")
- He took ahold of the rope and began to climb.
- She took ahold of the pen and began to write.
- I'll take ahold of the package and bring it inside.
- He took ahold of the situation and quickly resolved the problem.
- She took ahold of the opportunity and made the most of it.