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Grip meaning

grip - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; " he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; " it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
  2. 2. to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; " The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
  3. 3. The griffin.
  4. 4. A small ditch or furrow.
  5. 5. To trench; to drain.
  6. 6. An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping.
  7. 7. A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of a secret association recognize or greet, one another; as, a masonic grip.
  8. 8. That by which anything is grasped; a handle or gripe; as, the grip of a sword.
  9. 9. A device for grasping or holding fast to something.
  10. 10. To give a grip to; to grasp; to gripe.
  11. 11. Specif., an apparatus attached to a car for clutching a traction cable.
  12. 12. A gripsack; a hand bag; a satchel.
  13. 13. The influenza; grippe.
  14. 14. A firm grasp or clutch.

grip - examples of usage

  1. Always, as long as life was in her; always, whether she worked or laughed, cried or played; always that voice would grip her heart and play upon it and lead her whether she would or no. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Of course she lost her grip on little Miss Fuzzytail, who hadn't been hurt so much as frightened. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
  3. " Well, it's only the grip that can save you. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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