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  1. grip
    IPA[ɡrip]
  2. verb

    noun

    • 1. a firm hold; a tight grasp or clasp:

      he lost his grip on Johnson's arm the icy grip of winter
      Synonym : grasp, hold, clutch, clasp, clench, gripe, handshake, hand grip, hand clasp
    • 2. a manner of grasping or holding something:

      I've changed my grip and my backswing
      Synonym : handshake, hand grip, hand clasp
    • 3. the ability of something, especially a wheel or shoe, to maintain a firm contact with a surface:

      these shoes have got no grip
    • 4. an effective form of control over something:

      our firm grip on inflation
    • 5. an intellectual understanding of something:

      you've got a pretty good grip on what's going on
      Synonym : understanding of, comprehension of, perception of, awareness of, grasp of, apprehension of, conception of, realization of, knowledge of, cognizance of, ken of, mastery of, command of, insight into, familiarity with
    • 6. a part or attachment by which something is held in the hand:

      handlebar grips
    • 7. a traveling bag:

      a grip crammed with new clothes
    • 8. an assistant in a theater; a stagehand.

      Synonym : stagehand, theatrical assistant
    • 9. a member of a camera crew responsible for moving and setting up equipment.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: grip, plural noun: grips

    • v.: verb: grip, 3rd person present: grips, gerund or present participle: gripping, past tense: gripped, past participle: gripped

    • verb

      take and keep a firm hold of; grasp tightly:

      maintain a firm contact, especially by friction:

    • noun

      a firm hold; a tight grasp:

      a manner of holding something:

    • adjective

      firmly holding the attention or interest; exciting:
    • adjective

      firmly holding the attention or interest; exciting:
    • noun

      a manner of gripping the racket in which (for a right-handed player) the heel of the hand is in contact with the bottom of the handle and the bottom knuckle of the index finger touches the bevel immediately counterclockwise from it, typically used to generate heavy topspin.
    • noun

      the person in a film crew who is in charge of the camera equipment.
    • noun

      (especially of a tool) a handle shaped like the butt of a pistol.
    • noun

      a manner of gripping the racket in which (for a right-handed player) the bottom knuckle of the index finger is in contact with the top of the handle and the heel of the hand with the bevel immediately clockwise from it.
    • noun

      a manner of gripping the racket in which the bottom knuckle of the index finger and the heel of the hand are in contact with the top of the handle, typically used for flat forehand shots.
    • noun

      a control operated manually by twisting, especially one serving as a handgrip for operating the throttle on a motorcycle or for changing gear on a bicycle.
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