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gripping

adjective

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gripping

verb
present participle of grip

Synonyms & Antonyms of gripping (Entry 2 of 2)

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 gripping was in 1896

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“Gripping.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gripping. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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