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Adjective
Which catches someone's attention
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“The story of every convert to Judaism is a gripping tale of spiritual discovery.”
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Causing emotion, excitement, and enthusiasm
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Excessive, as results from obsession
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Reaching a decisive moment or point of greatest tension
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To be triggering enthusiasm or eagerness
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(rare) Instigating 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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Present participle for to take a tight hold of
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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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Present participle for to embrace someone, especially tightly
“He crawled over to her so he could grip her in his arms.”
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Present participle 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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Present participle 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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Present participle for to affect strongly
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“Sometimes, fear and anxiety may grip the individual late at night, causing insomnia.”
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Present participle for to physically grip or grasp something
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Present participle for to apply external pressure on
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Present participle for to occupy or draw attention elsewhere
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Present participle for to be preoccupied with a single topic or emotion
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Present participle for bite or pinch sharply
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Present participle for to feel or manipulate with the hands
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Present participle for to (verbally) attack repeatedly
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Present participle for give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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Present participle for to draw or make tight or taut
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Present participle for continue, endure
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Present participle for inhibit the development of
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(of a shoe) Present participle for to hurt (a foot) by being too tight
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Present participle for to focus on, usually of one's vision or thoughts
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