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Meaning & Definition of Grip in English

English

Grip

/grɪp/

noun

1. The act of grasping

  • "He released his clasp on my arm"
  • "He has a strong grip for an old man"
  • "She kept a firm hold on the railing"
    synonym:
  • clasp
  • ,
  • clench
  • ,
  • clutch
  • ,
  • clutches
  • ,
  • grasp
  • ,
  • grip
  • ,
  • hold

2. The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

  • "He grabbed the hammer by the handle"
  • "It was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
    synonym:
  • handle
  • ,
  • grip
  • ,
  • handgrip
  • ,
  • hold

3. A portable rectangular container for carrying clothes

  • "He carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
    synonym:
  • bag
  • ,
  • traveling bag
  • ,
  • travelling bag
  • ,
  • grip
  • ,
  • suitcase

4. The friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)

    synonym:
  • grip
  • ,
  • traction
  • ,
  • adhesive friction

5. Worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made

    synonym:
  • grip

6. An intellectual hold or understanding

  • "A good grip on french history"
  • "They kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"
  • "He was in the grip of a powerful emotion"
  • "A terrible power had her in its grasp"
    synonym:
  • grip
  • ,
  • grasp

7. A flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together

  • Used to hold bobbed hair in place
  • "In britain they call a bobby pin a grip"
    synonym:
  • bobby pin
  • ,
  • hairgrip
  • ,
  • grip

verb

1. Hold fast or firmly

  • "He gripped the steering wheel"
    synonym:
  • grip

2. To grip or seize, as in a wrestling match

  • "The two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
    synonym:
  • grapple
  • ,
  • grip

3. To render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe

  • "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
    synonym:
  • fascinate
  • ,
  • transfix
  • ,
  • grip
  • ,
  • spellbind