|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|
"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,..by 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|
|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|
|9.||[ noun ] (physics) the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)|
|Related terms:||friction car|
|10.||[ noun ] 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"
|11.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||influence tentacle fascinate|