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grip

grip

 
 
pronunciation:
grIp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a tight hold on something.
I felt the grip of his hand on my wrist.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: gripped, gripping, grips
definition: to grasp or hold firmly.
The little boy gripped his mother's hand.
synonyms:
clutch, grasp
similar words:
grab, hold, seize
derivations: gripping (adj.), gripper (n.)