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Word: grip

grip
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  • noun the act of grasping
    Examples
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    Synonyms

    handgrip, handle, hold

    Examples
    • he grabbed the hammer by the handle
    • it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip
  • noun a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
    Examples
    • he carried his small bag onto the plane with him
  • noun the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
  • noun worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
  • noun an intellectual hold or understanding
    Synonyms

    grasp

    Examples
    • a good grip on French history
    • they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities
    • he was in the grip of a powerful emotion
    • a terrible power had her in its grasp
  • noun a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place
    Synonyms

    bobby pin, hairgrip

    Examples
    • in Britain they call a bobby pin a grip
  • verb hold fast or firmly
    Examples
    • He gripped the steering wheel
  • verb to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
    Synonyms

    grapple

    Examples
    • the two men grappled with each other for several minutes
  • verb to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    Examples
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010