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grip

play
verb \ˈgrip\

Simple Definition of grip

  • : to grab or hold (something) tightly

  • : to get and hold the interest or attention of (someone)

Full Definition of grip

grippedgrip·ping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to seize or hold firmly

  3. 2 :  to hold the interest of strongly <a story that grips the reader>

grip·per noun
grip·ping·ly play \ˈgri-piŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of grip

  1. The little boy gripped his mother's hand tightly.

  2. I gripped the door handle and pulled as hard as I could.

  3. The story really grips the reader.

  4. The scandal has gripped the nation.



Origin of grip

Middle English grippen, from Old English grippan; akin to Old English grīpan


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with grip


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grip

noun

Simple Definition of grip

  • : the act of grabbing or holding something

  • : a way or style of holding something

  • : power or control

Full Definition of grip

  1. 1 a :  a strong or tenacious grasp b :  strength in gripping c :  manner or style of gripping

  2. 2 a :  a firm tenacious hold typically giving control, mastery, or understanding b :  mental grasp

  3. 3 :  a part or device for gripping

  4. 4 :  a part by which something is grasped; especially :  handle

  5. 5 :  suitcase

  6. 6 :  stagehand

Examples of grip

  1. His tennis instructor showed him the proper backhand grip.

  2. a golfer with an incorrect grip

  3. He has been doing all he can to maintain his grip on the company's finances.

  4. I need new grips for my golf clubs.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of grip

before 12th century




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