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Adjective
Attentively occupied with
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“The first half of the movie was dull and boring, but I was gripped by the film's climactic sequence.”
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Tending to ask questions or to investigate, typically for information or knowledge
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To be continuously haunted or possessed by something, especially negative emotions, ideas or desires
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Grasped
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To have taken control of with one's hands
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“She continued to grip his hand tightly as her legs trembled and wobbled and threatened to buckle under her.”
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To have triggered enthusiasm or eagerness
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To have instigated the curiosity or attention of someone
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“Above all, she had the uncanny ability to grip her audience and hold them in her thrall.”
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Past tense for to stick or adhere to something
“Under a microscope, he saw the seeds had tiny hooks to grip on to his clothes.”
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Past tense for to overwhelm with a certain quality or feeling
“It was in this atmosphere that the media decided to break the chains of fear and suspicion that seemed to grip the nation.”
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Past tense for to affect strongly
“Sometimes, fear and anxiety may grip the individual late at night, causing insomnia.”
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Past tense for to be preoccupied with a single thought, topic or emotion
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Past tense for to feel or manipulate with the hands
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Past tense for to join or connect securely together
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Past tense for to (verbally) attack repeatedly
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Past tense for to hold on to or continue to have something, both physically or mentally
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Past tense for to focus on, usually of one's vision or thoughts
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