grip grip  /ˈɡrɪp/


  1. (n) the act of grasping
  2. (n) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
  3. (n) a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
  4. (n) the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
  5. (n) worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
  6. (n) an intellectual hold or understanding
  7. (n) a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place
  8. (v) hold fast or firmly
  9. (v) to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
  10. (v) to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe



  1. So the director grabbed the President's hand and raised it above their heads in a victory grip.
  2. When Africa breaks free from the grip of poverty and famineas it now looks poised to doMonty Jones, 56, will have played a pivotal role.
  3. Artificial hands are often hooklike, limited to simple open and close gestures, but the iLimb has more subtle capabilities, like a credit-card grip for grasping narrow objects.


  1. NBA Finals 2013: Adjustments Each Team Must Make in Game 5

    Through four games the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat are tied at two games apiece, and the winner of Game 5 will take a firm grip on the NBA Finals. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the winner of Game 5 in a series knotted up at two games has won seven of 10 NBA Finals since the league adopted the 2-3-2 format: We've seen how difficult it is to win two games in a row, and trends are meant to ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Jahn getting started on being new face of tennis: 12-year-old already one of the top junior talents in the Southeast

    The retirement of Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick weakened America's grip on professional tennis and ushered in a new age of competition.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Montgomery Advertiser

  3. Yes, Iran's presidential election matters

    Despite Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's grip on power, Iranians still have a reason to head to the polls
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News


  1. "I thought we had a good grip," Michael Bradley said "We were pushing the tempo. We were the ones getting chances."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Michael Bradley Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I just didn't have the grip in the tyres in qualifying. I feel I got everything out of the car," Hamilton said. "Hopefully, tomorrow we'll have a better race."
    on Mar 27, 2010 By: Lewis Hamilton Source: Times of India

  3. "This is also the time for firm diplomacy," Tsvangirai wrote. "Major powers here, such as South Africa, the US and Britain must act to remove the white-knuckle grip of Mugabe's suicidal reign and oblige him and his minions to retire."
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source: Bloomberg

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