grip


grip

noun

Definition of GRIP

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>
2
the act or manner of holding <get a better grip on the lid and try to open the jar again>
Near Antonyms release, relinquishment
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>
4
the right or means to command or control others <a tyrant that keeps the masses tightly in his grip>
Near Antonyms helplessness, weakness
5
a part by which an implement is held <bought new pots with heat-resistant grips>
Synonyms grip, haft, handgrip, helve

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