gripping


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grip 1

 (grĭp)
n.
1.
a. A tight hold; a firm grasp: a drowning swimmer now safely in the grip of a lifeguard.
b. The pressure or strength of such a grasp: a wrestler with an unmatched grip.
c. A manner of grasping and holding: The crate afforded no comfortable grip.
2.
a. Intellectual hold; understanding: a good grip on French history.
b. Ability to function properly or well; competence: getting a grip on the new technique.
c. Mental or emotional composure: lost his grip after he was fired.
3.
a. A mechanical device that grasps and holds.
b. A part, such as a handle, that is designed to be grasped and held.
4. A suitcase or valise.
5.
a. A stagehand who helps in shifting scenery.
b. A member of a film production crew who adjusts sets, lighting, and props and sometimes assists the camera operator.
v. gripped, grip·ping, grips
v.tr.
1. To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
2. To hold the interest or attention of: a scene that gripped the entire audience.
v.intr.
To maintain a secure grasp.

[Middle English, from Old English gripe, grasp and gripa, handful.]

grip′per n.
grip′ping·ly adv.

grip 2

 (grĭp)
n.
Variant of grippe.

gripping

(ˈɡrɪpɪŋ)
adj
able to hold the interest or attention of someone
ˈgrippingly adv

grip•ping

(ˈgrɪp ɪŋ)

adj.
holding the attention or interest intensely: a gripping drama.
[1620–30]
grip′ping•ly, adv.
grip′ping•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gripping - capable of arousing and holding the attentiongripping - capable of arousing and holding the attention; "a fascinating story"
interesting - arousing or holding the attention

gripping

adjective fascinating, exciting, thrilling, entrancing, compelling, compulsive, riveting, enthralling, engrossing, spellbinding, unputdownable (informal) a gripping thriller about the hunt for a serial killer

gripping

adjective
Catching and holding the full attention:
Translations
جَذّابمُسْتَحْوِذَه على الإنتباه
napínavýpoutavý
gribendefængslende
mukaansatempaava
napet
hrífandi
ひきつける
흥미를 끄는
fängslande
น่าติดใจ
oyalayıcısürükleyici
hấp dẫn

gripping

[ˈgrɪpɪŋ] ADJ [story, novel] → absorbente, muy emocionante

gripping

[ˈgrɪpɪŋ] adj [story, writing] → captivant(e)

gripping

adj story, book, filmpackend, fesselnd; the Olympics have made gripping televisiondie Olympiade war ein fesselndes Fernseherlebnis; it’s gripping stuff (inf)es packt or fesselt einen total (inf)

gripping

[ˈgrɪpɪŋ] adj (story, novel) → avvincente, appassionante

grip

(grip) past tense, past participle gripped verb
to take a firm hold of. He gripped his stick; The speaker gripped (the attention of) his audience.
noun
1. a firm hold. He had a firm grip on his stick; He has a very strong grip; in the grip of the storm.
2. a bag used by travellers. He carried his sports equipment in a large grip.
3. understanding. He has a good grip of the subject.
ˈgripping adjective
which holds the attention. a gripping story.
come to grips with
to deal with (a problem, difficulty etc).
lose one's grip
to lose understanding or control.

gripping

جَذّاب napínavý gribende spannend συναρπαστικός apasionante mukaansatempaava captivant napet avvincente ひきつける 흥미를 끄는 aangrijpend gripende ujmujący emocionante захватывающий fängslande น่าติดใจ oyalayıcı hấp dẫn 吸引人的
References in classic literature ?
Gripping the boy's shoulders, Jesse turned his face to the sky and shouted.
He and the company lawyer, who was with him, came and took seats within the judge's railing; and a minute later the clerk called Jurgis' name, and the policeman jerked him to his feet and led him before the bar, gripping him tightly by the arm, lest he should spring upon the boss.
And now and then they stooped in a group and splashed water in each other's faces with their palms, gradually approach- ing each other, with averted faces to avoid the stran- gling sprays, and finally gripping and struggling till the best man ducked his neighbor, and then they all went under in a tangle of white legs and arms and came up blowing, sputtering, laughing, and gasping for breath at one and the same time.
said the tinker, gripping the bosom of my shirt with his blackened hand.
Then Umslopogaas the way did this: he put his head beneath the dead man's legs and thrust himself onward till all the body was on his back, and there he held it with one hand, gripping its two wrists in his hand.
Look here, Captain," said Montgomery, with his lisp a little accentuated, gripping the elbows of the red-haired man, "this won't do
She burst forth from her hiding-place, and running to the hearth, raked open the fire, and snatched up poor little Prince Demophoon out of his bed of live coals, one of which he was gripping in each of his fists.
The sound was there and also her poignant heart- gripping presence giving occupation enough to one's faculties.
His fingers, gripping the edge of the seat, tightened till every muscle of his arm was rigid.
Almost coincidentally with my first apprehension of the noise, my hand shot out across the boat's side, and a second later I felt my fingers gripping the gunwale of another craft.
To remind himself that he too had once been engaged in the practice of art, he put up a charcoal drawing of the young Spaniard Miguel Ajuria: it was the best thing he had ever done, a nude standing with clenched hands, his feet gripping the floor with a peculiar force, and on his face that air of determination which had been so impressive; and though Philip after the long interval saw very well the defects of his work its associations made him look upon it with tolerance.