1. the act of grasping
- he has a strong grip for an old man
2. 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
Definition categories: man–made, appendage
3. a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
4. the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
Similar word(s): traction
5. worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
Definition categories: person
6. an intellectual hold or understanding
- a good grip on French history
- they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities
- he was in the grip of a powerful emotion
Similar word(s): grasp
7. 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
Similar word(s): hairgrip
Definition categories: man–made, hairpin
Sentences with grip as a noun:
- It's good to have a firm grip when shaking hands.
- The ball will move differently depending on the grip used when throwing it.
- the grip of a sword
- There are several good grips on the northern face of this rock.
- That is a grip of cheese.
- She has the grip.
- He gave me a grip.
- You're a real grip.
- I need to get a grip of nails for my project.
- in the grip of a blackmailer
1. hold fast or firmly
- He gripped the steering wheel
2. to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
Similar word(s): grapple
3. to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
Sentences with grip as a verb:
- That suitcase is heavy, so grip the handle firmly.
- The glue will begin to grip within five minutes.
- After a few slips, the tires gripped the pavement.
- He grips me.
- Let’s grip (get a coffee, hang, take a break, see a movie, etc.)