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grip

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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

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2 the act or manner of holding
  • get a better grip on the lid and try to open the jar again

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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

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4 the right or means to command or control others
  • a tyrant that keeps the masses tightly in his grip

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5 a part by which an implement is held
  • bought new pots with heat-resistant grips

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grip

verb

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1 to have or keep in one's hands
  • gripped the handlebars tightly and raced down the hill

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2 to hold the attention of as if by a spell
  • that true crime story gripped me as much as any whodunit

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3 to hold the attention of
  • that movie will grip any true sports car fan

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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

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The first known use of grip was before the 12th century

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“Grip.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grip. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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