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grip

grip

 
 
pronunciation:
grIp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
come to grips with
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a firm grasp, or the pressure of such a grasp.
She got a grip on the ledge and pulled herself up.I felt the grip of his hand on my shoulder.
synonyms:
clasp, clench, clutch, grasp
similar words:
bite, hold
definition 2: the act of grasping, seizing, or maintaining a firm hold.
He startled her with a grip around her waist.
synonyms:
clutch, grasp, hold
antonyms:
release
similar words:
clasp, embrace, grapple, take
definition 3: a particular type of grasp or hold.
Do you know this wrestling grip?
synonyms:
handclasp, handhold
similar words:
bite, clinch, grapple, handshake, hold
definition 4: mental mastery.
Her paper shows a good grip of the theory.
synonyms:
command, grasp, mastery, understanding
similar words:
comprehension, hold
definition 5: a device that seizes or holds fast.
synonyms:
clip
similar words:
clasp, clench, fastener, hold, vise
definition 6: a part that can be grasped or held; handle.
The tool has a rubber grip.
synonyms:
handle, hold
similar words:
haft, hilt, pull
definition 7: a small suitcase; valise.
synonyms:
valise
similar words:
bag, suitcase
definition 8: a stagehand or film production crew member who helps in adjusting sets and props.
similar words:
stagehand
definition 9: a sudden, sharp pain; spasm.
synonyms:
pang, spasm
similar words:
cramp, gripe, pain
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phrase: come to grips with
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gripped, gripping, grips
definition 1: to seize or hold firmly; grasp.
The child gripped his mother's hand in fear.
synonyms:
clasp, clutch, grasp
antonyms:
release
similar words:
clench, embrace, grab, hold, latch onto, seize
definition 2: to hold the attention of; captivate.
The audience was gripped by this intensely emotional scene.
synonyms:
absorb, fascinate, hold, rivet
antonyms:
bore
similar words:
captivate, engross, enthrall, entrance, involve, mesmerize, spellbind, take
definition 3: to hold or attach using a grip.
synonyms:
clip
antonyms:
release
similar words:
attach, clasp, fasten
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to take hold or to hold securely.
synonyms:
hold
similar words:
bite, catch, fasten, grasp, seize
definition 2: to take hold of the interest or attention.
synonyms:
fascinate
similar words:
catch
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derivations: gripping (adj.), gripper (n.)