- 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.
- 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."