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Noun
Confined space
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Plural for a very tight hold
“I began to loosen the tight grip my hands had left on the sides of the window.”
Noun
Plural for the handle of a tool, weapon or equipment
“Maggie spins the racquet's grip between her palms in anticipation.”
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Plural for a device for grasping or holding fast to something
“They're attached by a mechanical grip below the car.”
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Plural for effective control over something
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“Can there be a greater temptation for politicians than to have control of an asset that may ensure they keep a grip on power?”
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Plural for an understanding or awareness of something
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“His practical mixture of research and insight, clearly presented, will show you how to get a grip on the challenges you are facing.”
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Plural for competence or knowledge in a given skill or ability
“Someone really needs to get a grip on the art of catering at this establishment, because there seems to be little coordination or visible organization.”
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Plural for the ability of something to maintain firm contact with a surface
“It's a slope too slippery to walk over, and too hard for the snow-shoe to get a good grip on.”
Noun
Plural for a stagehand in a theatre
“When I was a student, I once worked as a grip on a low-budget seven-day film shoot.”
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Plural for a small traveling bag
“He brought along a grip filled with extra clothing.”
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Plural for the grasping of hands by two people as a form of greeting
“The two executives then greeted each other with a firm grip of hands.”
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Plural for a person's employment status
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Plural for a device with interlocking parts used for fastening things together
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Plural for a flat hairpin having two prongs that hold bobbed hair together
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Plural for the state of being in someone's power, or of having great power over someone
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Plural for the action or process of adhering to a surface or object
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Plural for control of one's anger
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Plural for the resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another
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Plural for rigorous or stern control
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Plural for a person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation
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Plural for a mechanism for keeping a door, window, lid, or container fastened, typically operated by a key
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Plural for a person's hand when the fingers are bent in towards the palm and held there tightly
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Plural for one's input or influence in a matter
Verb
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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To embrace someone, especially tightly
“He crawled over to her so he could grip her in his arms.”
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To hold or engage the attention of
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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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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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To overwhelm with a certain quality or feeling
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“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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To affect strongly
“Sometimes, fear and anxiety may grip the individual late at night, causing insomnia.”
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To physically grip or grasp something
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To apply external pressure on
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To be preoccupied with a single topic or emotion
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To feel or manipulate with the hands
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To trigger enthusiasm or eagerness
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To (verbally) attack repeatedly
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Give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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To draw or make tight or taut
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Continue, endure
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Inhibit the development of
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To focus on, usually of one's vision or thoughts
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