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Noun
A very tight hold
“I began to loosen the tight grip my hands had left on the sides of the window.”
Noun
Effective control over something
“Can there be a greater temptation for politicians than to have control of an asset that may ensure they keep a grip on power?”
Noun
The ability of something, especially a wheel or shoe, to maintain a firm contact with a surface
“The front engine-rear drive layout ensures improved grip and better traction under acceleration as the weight of the car transfers to the rear.”
Noun
A manner of holding something
“Wood is experimenting with a split-finger grip on his changeup so he can use the same motion as on his fastball and slow down the pitch.”
Noun
An understanding of something
“This is a tribute to the corporation's grip on the culture and polity of Britain.”
Noun
A stagehand in a theatre
“I am a grip and lighting designer working in the DC area.”
Noun
“She watched him pack his grip.”
Verb
To take a tight hold of
“As I get on my bike, I grip the bars tightly and close my eyes.”
Verb
To hold the attention of
“We were gripped by the drama.”
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To affect strongly
“Sometimes fear and anxiety grip the individual late at night.”
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