Definition of Grip

1. Verb. Hold fast or firmly. "He gripped the steering wheel"

Generic synonyms: Clutch, Prehend, Seize
Specialized synonyms: Bite, Seize With Teeth, Nip, Pinch, Squeeze, Tweet, Twinge, Twitch

2. Noun. The act of grasping. "She kept a firm hold on the railing"
Exact synonyms: Clasp, Clench, Clutch, Clutches, Grasp, Hold
Specialized synonyms: Choke Hold, Chokehold, Embrace, Embracement, Embracing, Wrestling Hold
Generic synonyms: Grasping, Prehension, Seizing, Taking Hold
Derivative terms: Clasp, Clasp, Clench, Clutch, Clutch, Grasp, Hold

3. Verb. To grip or seize, as in a wrestling match. "The two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
Exact synonyms: Grapple
Generic synonyms: Clutch, Prehend, Seize
Derivative terms: Grapple, Grappler, Grappling, Grappling

4. Noun. The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it. "It was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

5. Verb. To render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe. "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
Exact synonyms: Fascinate, Spellbind, Transfix
Generic synonyms: Interest
Derivative terms: Fascination, Fascination, Spellbinder

6. Noun. A portable rectangular container for carrying clothes. "He carried his small bag onto the plane with him"

7. Noun. The friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road).
Exact synonyms: Adhesive Friction, Traction
Category relationships: Auto, Automobile, Car, Machine, Motorcar
Generic synonyms: Friction, Rubbing

8. Noun. Worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made.

9. Noun. An intellectual hold or understanding. "A terrible power had her in its grasp"
Exact synonyms: Grasp
Generic synonyms: Influence
Specialized synonyms: Tentacle

10. Noun. A flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place. "In Britain they call a bobby pin a grip"
Exact synonyms: Bobby Pin, Hairgrip
Generic synonyms: Hairpin

Definition of Grip

1. n. The griffin.

2. n. A small ditch or furrow.

3. v. t. To trench; to drain.

4. n. An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping.

5. v. t. To give a grip to; to grasp; to gripe.

6. n. Specif., an apparatus attached to a car for clutching a traction cable.

Definition of Grip

1. Verb. (transitive) To take hold, particularly with the hand. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To help or assist, particularly in an emotional sense. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To do something with another that makes you happy/gives you relief ¹

4. Noun. A hold or way of holding, particularly with the hand. ¹

5. Noun. A handle or other place to grip. ¹

6. Noun. (qualifier film production) A person responsible for handling equipment on the set. ¹

7. Noun. A channel cut through a grass verge (especially for the purpose of draining water away from the highway). ¹

8. Noun. (chiefly Southern California slang) A lot of something. ¹

9. Noun. (archaic spelling of grippe): Influenza, flu. ¹

10. Noun. (archaic) A small travelling-bag. ¹

11. Noun. Assistance; help or encouragement. ¹

12. Noun. A helpful, interesting, admirable, or inspiring person. ¹

13. Noun. (slang) As much as one can hold in a hand; a handful. ¹

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Definition of Grip

1. to grasp [v GRIPPED or GRIPT, GRIPPING, GRIPS] - See also: grasp

Medical Definition of Grip

1. The griffin. Origin: L. Gryps, gryphus. See Griffin, Grype. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Grip

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grip tape
gripe water

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