Definitions of grip

  1. To gripe; grasp.
  2. An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping.
  3. A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of a secret association recognize or greet, one another; as, a masonic grip.
  4. That by which anything is grasped; a handle or gripe; as, the grip of a sword.
  5. A device for grasping or holding fast to something.
  6. To give a grip to; to grasp; to gripe.
  7. To grasp, or seize.
  8. To take fast hold.
  9. to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; " The eye of the Ancient Mariner fascinated the wedding guest." Burton; " The serpent fascinates its prey,.. by the power of his eyes." Todd & Bowman
  10. to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; " the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
  11. hold fast or firmly; " He gripped the steering wheel"
  12. To grasp. See Gripe.
  13. To grasp; to hold fast.
  14. Gripping.
  15. the act of grasping; " he released his clasp on my arm"; " he has a strong grip for an old man"; " she kept a firm hold on the railing"
  16. worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
  17. 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"
  18. to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; " The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
  19. The griffin.
  20. Specif., an apparatus attached to a car for clutching a traction cable.
  21. A gripsack; a hand bag; a satchel.
  22. The influenza; grippe.
  23. A grasp with the hand; a holding fast; that by which anything is held firmly; a particular mode of grasping the hand, as among Freemasons; grasping power; colloquially, in the United States, a valise; a disease like a bad cold with a fever; influenza; la grippe.
  24. Gripper.
  25. A firm grasp or clutch.
  26. The act of grasping firmly; a firm grasp.
  27. A handle; gripping mechanism.
  28. Severe influenza or epidemic catarrh.
  29. Grasp with the hand; a holding fast; a handle.
  30. A little ditch or channel for surface water.
  31. A grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping; a peculiar mode of clasping the hands; that by which anything is grasped.
  32. Gripped.
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