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grip

grip

 
 
pronunciation:
grIp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a firm grasp.
I felt the grip of his hand on my wrist.It's hard to get a grip on the dog when he's wet.
synonyms:
clasp, clutch, grasp
similar words:
hold
definition 2: the act of grasping or holding firmly.
He startled her with his grip of her shoulder.
synonyms:
hold
antonyms:
release
similar words:
clasp, embrace, take
definition 3: a good understanding of something.
She has a good grip on these math problems.
synonyms:
command, grasp, understanding
similar words:
comprehension, hold
definition 4: a part that can be held; handle.
The tool has a rubber grip.
synonyms:
handle, hold
similar words:
hilt
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: gripped, gripping, grips
definition 1: to grasp or hold firmly.
She gripped the child's arm when he tried to run into the street.
synonyms:
clasp, clutch, grasp
antonyms:
release
similar words:
clench, embrace, grab, hold, seize
definition 2: to hold the attention of.
The children were gripped by the scary movie.
synonyms:
absorb, fascinate, hold, rivet
antonyms:
bore
similar words:
engross, enthrall, entrance, involve
derivations: gripping (adj.), gripper (n.)