Definition of Grip

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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"

4. 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

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

6. 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

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)

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