grip  

  • Pronunciation of grip: G R IH1 P (grɪp)

  • Number of syllables of grip: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of grip

  • Definition of grip

    • (n): the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"  
    • (n): a portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"  
    • (n): a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place; "in England they call a bobby pin a grip"  
    • (n): the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"  
    • (n): a firm controlling influence; "they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp"  
    • (n): worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made  
    • (n): the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)  
    • (v): hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"  
    • (v): to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"  
    • (v): to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"  
  • Examples of grip

    • In the clamping position, the gauge of the grip is not increased.  
    • A pistol grip was grafted onto the stock of the rifle.  
    • The bands are adapted to grip the user's fingertip.  
    • The grip is the handle of the sword.  
    • The magazine catch is located at the bottom of the grip.  
    • Click the grip to collapse the bar.  
    • The ergonomic grip features an adjustable handrest.  
    • An ambidextrous manual safety is conveniently located above the pistol grip.  
    • All are held in the grip of miserable superstition.  
    • He used the somewhat unusual, at the time, interlocking grip to hold the club.  

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