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

 

Hyponyms: chokehold, choke hold, embrace, embracing, wrestling hold, carpetbag, garment bag, gripsack, overnighter, overnight bag, overnight case, portmanteau, Gladstone, Gladstone bag, weekender, ax handle, axe handle, broomstick, broom handle, crop, haft, helve, hilt, hoe handle, knob, mop handle, panhandle, pommel, saddlebow, rake handle, stock, gunstock, tentacle, bite, seize with teeth, pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch

 

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

 

Derivational Morphology: hold, take hold, grapple, grasp, hold on, cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch, seize, prehend, clench, clinch, clasp, handle, palm, fascinate, transfix, spellbind, handgrip, clutches, wrestler, grappler, matman, wrestle, wrestling, grappling, hand-to-hand struggle, rassling, spellbinder, fascination, captivation

 

Anagrams: prig

 

 
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