1. [ verb ] hold fast or firmly

"He gripped the steering wheel"

Related terms: clutch seize bite pinch handle
2. [ noun ] the act of grasping
Synonyms: hold clutch clutches grasp clench clasp

"he released his clasp on my arm" "he has a strong grip for an old man" "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

Related terms: grasping embrace wrestling_hold choke_hold hold clutch grasp cling_to clasp clasp
3. [ verb ] to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
Synonyms: grapple

"the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"

Related terms: clutch seize clasp wrestle wrestling
4. [ verb ] to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
Synonyms: fascinate transfix spellbind

: "The eye of the Ancient Mariner fascinated the wedding guest." Burton "The serpent fascinates its prey, the power of his eyes." Todd & Bowman

Related terms: interest spellbinder fascination
5. [ noun ] (transportation) a portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes
Synonyms: suitcase bag traveling_bag

"he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"

Related terms: baggage gripsack garment_bag overnighter portmanteau weekender carpetbag
6. [ verb ] hold firmly
Synonyms: grasp hold_on
Related terms: hold clasp cling clasp
7. [ noun ] the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
Synonyms: handle hold handgrip

"he grabbed the hammer by the handle" "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

Related terms: appendage stock stock knob hilt crop pommel hoe_handle ax_handle rake_handle broomstick haft pommel mop_handle panhandle brush baggage baseball_bat briefcase hand_tool coffee_cup umbrella faucet handcart handlebar coffeepot racket saucepan edge_tool frying_pan cutlery carpet_beater teacup watering_can handbarrow spatula cheese_cutter carrycot aspergill handset mug ladle cricket_bat shank handle
8. [ noun ] (work) worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
Related terms: skilled_worker
9. [ noun ] (physics) the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
Synonyms: adhesive_friction traction
Related terms: friction car
10. [ noun ] a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place
Synonyms: bobby_pin hairgrip

"in England they call a bobby pin a grip"

Related terms: hairpin
11. [ noun ] a firm controlling influence
Synonyms: grasp

"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"

Related terms: influence tentacle fascinate
Similar spelling:   Gripp