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  • n  the act of grasping
    he has a strong grip for an old man
  • n  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
  • n  a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
  • n  the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
  • n  worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
  • n  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
  • n  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
  • v  hold fast or firmly
    He gripped the steering wheel
  • v  to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
  • v  to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe

  • The camera pans to the icy water far below, pulling me into the scene--the sensation reminds me of jerking awake from a dream--and I grip the sides of my seat to keep from falling .
  • So the director grabbed the President's hand and raised it above their heads in a victory grip.
  • 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.
News & Articles


  • Michael Bradley in The Associated Press
    I thought we had a good grip,Michael Bradley said "We were pushing the tempo. We were the ones getting chances."
  • Lewis Hamilton in Times of India
    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."
  • Morgan Tsvangirai in Bloomberg
    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."

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