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grip

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of grip

  1. 1 a bag carried by hand and designed to hold a traveler's clothing and personal articles <she placed her grip in the train's overhead rack and seated herself comfortably> Synonyms carryall, carry-on, traveling bag, handbag, holdall [chiefly British], portmanteau, suitcase, walletRelated Words overnight bag (also overnight case), weekend bag (also weekend case), weekender; cosmetic case, traveling case; carpetbag, duffel bag, kit, kit bag; backpack, haversack, knapsack, packsack, rucksack; attaché, attaché case, briefcase, valise; baggage, bags, luggage

  2. 2 the act or manner of holding <get a better grip on the lid and try to open the jar again> Synonyms clasp, clench, grapple, grasp, hold, handgrip, handholdRelated Words anchorage, leverage, purchase; grab, seizure; foothold, footing, toehold; clinch, embrace, hugNear Antonyms release, relinquishment

  3. 3 the knowledge gained from the process of coming to know or understand something <he has a good grip on basic Spanish grammar and spelling> Synonyms appreciation, apprehension, grasp, comprehension, hold, perception, percipience, understandingRelated Words absorption, assimilation, digestion, uptake; conception, visualization; awareness, consciousness, enlightenment, realizationNear Antonyms misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misperception, misunderstandingAntonyms incomprehension, noncomprehension

  4. 4 the right or means to command or control others <a tyrant that keeps the masses tightly in his grip> Synonyms arm, authority, clutch, command, control, death grip, dominion, power, hold, mastery, reign, rein(s), swayRelated Words clout, influence, leverage, pull, voice, weight; jurisdiction; direction, management; dominance, imperium, predominance, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; prerogative, privilege, right; eminence, importance, momentNear Antonyms helplessness, weaknessAntonyms impotence, impotency, powerlessness

  5. 5 a part by which an implement is held <bought new pots with heat-resistant grips> Synonyms handle, haft, handgrip, helveRelated Words bar, handlebar; bail, bow, loop; hilt, shaft; crop, whipstock; broomstick




grip

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of grip

  1. 1 to have or keep in one's hands <gripped the handlebars tightly and raced down the hill> Synonyms clench, cling (to), clutch, holdRelated Words bear, carry; bag, capture, catch, collar, corral, grab, grapple, hook, land, latch (on or onto), nab, nail, seize, snap (up), snare, snatch, take, trap; feel, finger, handle, paw; clasp, embrace, grasp, hug; cradleNear Antonyms drop, give, hand, unclasp, unhand; cede, deliver, give up, hand out, hand over, release, relinquish, render, turn over, yield

  2. 2 to hold the attention of as if by a spell <that true crime story gripped me as much as any whodunit> Synonyms arrest, bedazzle, catch up, enchant, fascinate, enthrall, hypnotize, mesmerize, spellbindRelated Words enrapture, entrance, thrill; beguile, bewitch, charm; absorb, engage, engross, involve

  3. 3 to hold the attention of <that movie will grip any true sports car fan> Synonyms absorb, bemuse, busy, catch up, engross, enthrall (or enthral), enwrap, fascinate, engage, immerse, interest, intrigue, involve, occupyRelated Words allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, obsess; hypnotize, mesmerize; distract, preoccupy; hog, monopolizeNear Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary

  4. 4 to reach for and take hold of by embracing with the fingers or arms <the baby gripped my fingers and wouldn't let go> Synonyms clasp, grasp, take, holdRelated Words clench, cling (to), clutch, hold on (to); catch, nab, seize, snatchNear Antonyms discharge, drop, free, liberate, release; deliver, entrust (also intrust), give, hand, hand over, pass, relinquish, transfer, transmit, turn over, unhand




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