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gripped

verb
past tense of grip

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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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“Gripped.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gripped. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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