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    grip

    grip - Dictionary definition and meaning for word grip

    Definition
    (noun) the act of grasping
    Synonyms : clasp , clench , clutch , clutches , grasp , hold
    Example Sentence
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
    Definition
    (noun) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    Synonyms : handgrip , handle , hold
    Example Sentence
    • he grabbed the hammer by the handle
    • it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip
    Definition
    (noun) a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
    Example Sentence
    • he carried his small bag onto the plane with him
    Definition
    (noun) the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) Definition
    (noun) worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made Definition
    (noun) an intellectual hold or understanding
    Synonyms : grasp
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    • a terrible power had her in its grasp
    Definition
    (noun) a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place
    Synonyms : bobby pin , hairgrip
    Example Sentence
    • in Britain they call a bobby pin a grip
    Definition
    (verb) hold fast or firmly
    Example Sentence
    • He gripped the steering wheel
    Definition
    (verb) to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
    Synonyms : grapple
    Example Sentence
    • the two men grappled with each other for several minutes
    Definition
    (verb) to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    Synonyms : fascinate , spellbind , transfix
    Example Sentence
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra
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