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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 of grip carryall, carry-on, traveling bag, handbag, holdall [chiefly British], portmanteau, suitcase, walletWords Related to grip 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 of grip clasp, clench, grapple, grasp, hold, handgrip, handholdWords Related to grip anchorage, leverage, purchase; grab, seizure; foothold, footing, toehold; clinch, embrace, hugNear Antonyms of grip 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 of grip appreciation, apprehension, grasp, comprehension, hold, perception, percipience, understandingWords Related to grip absorption, assimilation, digestion, uptake; conception, visualization; awareness, consciousness, enlightenment, realizationNear Antonyms of grip misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misperception, misunderstandingAntonyms of grip incomprehension, noncomprehension

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

  5. 5 a part by which an implement is held bought new pots with heat-resistant grips Synonyms of grip handle, haft, handgrip, helveWords Related to grip 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 of grip clench, cling (to), clutch, holdWords Related to grip 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 of grip 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 of grip arrest, bedazzle, catch up, enchant, fascinate, enthrall, hypnotize, mesmerize, spellbindWords Related to grip 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 of grip absorb, bemuse, busy, catch up, engross, enthrall (or enthral), enwrap, fascinate, engage, immerse, interest, intrigue, involve, occupyWords Related to grip allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, obsess; hypnotize, mesmerize; distract, preoccupy; hog, monopolizeNear Antonyms of grip 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 of grip clasp, grasp, take, holdWords Related to grip clench, cling (to), clutch, hold on (to); catch, nab, seize, snatchNear Antonyms of grip discharge, drop, free, liberate, release; deliver, entrust (also intrust), give, hand, hand over, pass, relinquish, transfer, transmit, turn over, unhand



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