What does grip mean?

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  1. (transitive) To take hold of, particularly with the hand.
  2. (transitive) To help or assist, particularly in an emotional sense.
  3. (intransitive) To do something with another that makes you happy/gives you relief.
  4. To trench; to drain.
  1. A hold or way of holding, particularly with the hand.
  2. A handle or other place to grip.
  3. (computing) A visual component on a window etc. enabling it to be resized and/or moved.
  4. (film production) A person responsible for handling equipment on the set.
  5. A channel cut through a grass verge (especially for the purpose of draining water away from the highway).
  6. (chiefly Southern California slang) A lot of something.
  7. Archaic spelling of grippe: Influenza, flu.
  8. (archaic) A small travelling-bag or gripsack.
  9. An apparatus attached to a car for clutching a traction cable.
  10. Assistance; help or encouragement. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  11. A helpful, interesting, admirable, or inspiring person.
  12. (slang) As much as one can hold in a hand; a handful.
  13. (figuratively) A tenacious grasp; a holding fast.
  14. A device for grasping or holding fast to something.
  1. (dialectal) A small ditch or trench; a channel to carry off water or other liquid; a drain.
  1. (obsolete) The griffin.
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