grip

v. & n.
—v. (gripped, gripping)
1 a tr. grasp tightly; take a firm hold of. b intr. take a firm hold, esp. by friction.
2 tr. (of a feeling or emotion) deeply affect (a person) (was gripped by fear).
3 tr. compel the attention or interest of (a gripping story).
—n.
1 a a firm hold; a tight grasp or clasp. b a manner of grasping or holding.
2 the power of holding attention.
3 a mental or intellectual understanding or mastery. b effective control of a situation or one's behaviour etc. (lose one's grip).
4 a a part of a machine that grips or holds something. b a part or attachment by which a tool, implement, weapon, etc., is held in the hand.
5 = HAIRGRIP.
6 a travelling bag.
7 an assistant in a theatre, film studio, etc.
8 Austral. sl. a job or occupation.
Phrases and idioms:
come (or get) to grips with approach purposefully; begin to deal with. in the grip of dominated or affected by (esp. an adverse circumstance or unpleasant sensation).
Derivatives:
gripper n. grippingly adv.
Etymology: OE gripe, gripa handful (as GRIPE)

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  • Grip — may refer to: Cinema * Grip (job), job in the film industry * Key grip, the chief grip on a film set Sport * Pistol grip, the handle of a pistol * Grip (sport fencing), hilt of a sword * Grip (tennis), how a tennis racquet is held * Grip (cricket …   Wikipedia

  • Grip — steht für: Grip (Film), fahrbarer Kran, an den Filmkameras, Ton oder Lichtgeräte für besondere Kamera und/oder Szeneneinstellungen montiert werden den Operateur einer solchen Kameraplattform, im Fachjargon grip, key grip oder dolly grip genannt,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • grip — /grɪp / (say grip) noun 1. the act of grasping; a seizing and holding fast; firm grasp: the grip of a vice. 2. the power of gripping. 3. a grasp, hold or control: *Hugo held her hand in an iron grip –martin boyd, 1946. 4. a handle or hilt. 5. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • grip — ● grip nom masculin Revêtement du manche d un club, d une raquette de tennis à l endroit où on le prend en main, et qui permet une meilleure prise. Pince mobile reliant une voiture de chemin de fer funiculaire au câble qui l entraîne dans la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • grip — grip1 [grip] n. [ME gripe < OE gripa, a clutch, handful < base of grīpan: see GRIPE] 1. the act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold 2. the manner in which this is done 3. any… …   English World dictionary

  • Grip — Grip, n. [AS. gripe. Cf. {Grip}, v. t., {Gripe}, v. t.] 1. An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping. [1913 Webster] 2. A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of a secret association recognize or greet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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