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Verb: grip (gripped,gripping)  grip
  1. Hold fast or firmly
    "He gripped the steering wheel"
  2. Hold or seize, as in a wrestling match
    - grapple
  3. To render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    "The snake charmer grips the cobra";
    - fascinate, transfix, spellbind
Noun: grip  grip
  1. The act of grasping
    "he has a strong grip for an old man";
    - clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, hold
  2. The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip";
    - handle, handgrip, hold
  3. A portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
    - bag, traveling bag [US], travelling bag, suitcase
  4. The friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
    - traction, adhesive friction
  5. Worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
  6. An intellectual hold or understanding
    "a good grip on French history"; "they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion";
    - grasp
  7. A flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place
    "in Britain they call a bobby pin a grip";
    - bobby pin [N. Amer, Austral, NZ], hairgrip [UK]

Sounds like: grills, grilgrip, gr

Derived forms: gripping, grips, gripped

Type of: appendage, baggage, clutch, friction, grasping, hairpin, influence, interest, luggage, prehend [archaic], prehension, rubbing, seize, seizing, skilled worker, skilled workman, taking hold, trained worker

Part of: aspergill, aspersorium, baggage, baseball bat, bat, briefcase, brush, carpet beater, carrycot, cart, cheese cutter, coffee cup, coffeepot, cricket bat, cutlery, eating utensil, edge tool, faucet [N. Amer], frying pan, frypan [N. Amer], go-cart, hand tool, handbarrow, handcart, handlebar, handset, ladle, luggage, lumber, mug, pushcart, racket, racquet, rug beater, saucepan, skillet [N. Amer], spatula, spigot, tap, teacup, umbrella, watering can, watering pot

Encyclopedia: Grip, Norway