Definition of Get to grips

1. Verb. Deal with (a problem or a subject). "I still have not come to grips with the death of my parents"

Exact synonyms: Come To Grips
Generic synonyms: Care, Deal, Handle, Manage



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Get To Grips

get the knack
get the lead out
get the memo
get the picture
get the point
get the sack
get the time
get the vapors
get the wind up
get there
get this show on the road
get through
get through to
get tied up
get to
get to grips (current term)
get to grips with
get to know
get to one's feet
get to the bottom of
get to the point
get together
get turned around
get under one's skin
get under someone's skin
get underway
get up
get up on the wrong side of the bed
get up someone's nose
get up the yard

Literary usage of Get to grips

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bookman (1906)
"They are anxious only to get to grips with the public enemy and to crush him under foot in whatever way they can. Many precedents have been shattered in the ..."

2. Fighting the Slave-hunters in Central Africa: A Record of Twenty-six Years by Alfred James Swann (1910)
"... and for the third time I landed in Africa to get to grips with the Arabs, this time through the Zambezi gateway, and as a Government official. ..."

3. The New York Times Current History (1919)
"They do not In themselves possess the power to obtain a decision, their real function being to assist the Infantry to get to grips with their opponents. ..."

4. Zaire: Predicament and Prospectsby Jean-Claude Willame, Hugues Leclercq, Peter Rosenblum, Catharine Newbury by Jean-Claude Willame, Hugues Leclercq, Peter Rosenblum, Catharine Newbury (1998)
"A program along these lines would swiftly get to grips with the basic problems and would be relatively cheap: a small, high-quality staff would suffice, ..."

5. The Glory of the Trenches: An Interpretation by Coningsby Dawson (1918)
"It was fine to hear them stamping their defiance; it made one want to get to grips with his aggressors. In the brief silences one could hear our chaps ..."

6. The Glory of the Trenches: An Interpretation by Coningsby Dawson (1918)
"It was fine to hear them stamping their defiance; it made one want to get to grips with his aggressors. In the brief silences one could hear our chaps ..."

7. Poems of the Great War by John William Cunliffe (1916)
"... got to get to grips Afore we're deid, An' gin he thinks he hasna' met his match He'll sune be wiser — Here's to mysel'! Here's to the auld Black Watch! ..."

8. The Great Illusion: A Study of the Relation of Military Power to National by Norman Angell (1913)
"The second point of difference with Professor McDougal's savage is that when we get to grips our conflict does not include the whole tribe; we do not, ..."

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