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grip

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verb \ˈgrip\

Definition of grip

gripped

;

gripping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to seize or hold firmly gripped the door handle

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

gripper

noun

grippingly

play \ˈgri-piŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of grip in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of grip

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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grip

noun

Definition of grip

  1. 1a :  a strong or tenacious grasp had a good grip on the tennis racketb :  strength in grippingc :  manner or style of gripping the balanced grip of an expert golfer

  2. 2a :  a firm tenacious hold typically giving control, mastery, or understanding has the country in his gripb :  mental grasp can't seem to get a grip on calculus

  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 The grips quickly changed the scenery.

Examples of grip in a sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of grip

see 1grip


First Known Use: before 12th century



GRIP Defined for English Language Learners

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grip

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verb \ˈgrip\

Definition of grip for English Language Learners

  • : to grab or hold (something) tightly

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


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grip

noun

Definition of grip for English Language Learners

  • : the act of grabbing or holding something

  • : a way or style of holding something

  • : power or control


GRIP Defined for Kids

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grip

play
verb \ˈgrip\

Definition of grip for Students

gripped

;

gripping

  1. 1 :  to grab or hold tightly

  2. 2 :  to hold the interest of The story grips the reader.


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grip

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noun

Definition of grip for Students

  1. 1 :  a strong grasp

  2. 2 :  strength in holding :  power the grip of winter

  3. 3 :  1understanding 1 I finally have a grip on division.

  4. 4 :  self-control Calm down and get a grip.

  5. 5 :  1handle



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