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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.

grip

(ɡrɪp)
n
1. the act or an instance of grasping and holding firmly: he lost his grip on the slope.
2. Also called: handgrip the strength or pressure of such a grasp, as in a handshake: a feeble grip.
3. the style or manner of grasping an object, such as a tennis racket
4. understanding, control, or mastery of a subject, problem, etc (esp in such phrases as get or have a grip on)
5. Also called: handgrip a part by which an object is grasped; handle
6. Also called: handgrip a travelling bag or holdall
7. (Hairdressing & Grooming) See hairgrip
8. (Tools) any device that holds by friction, such as certain types of brake
9. a method of clasping or shaking hands used by members of secret societies to greet or identify one another
10. a spasm of pain: a grip in one's stomach.
11. (Film) a worker in a camera crew or a stagehand who shifts sets and props, etc
12. (General Engineering) a small drainage channel cut above an excavation to conduct surface water away from the excavation
13. get to grips come to grips (often foll by with)
a. to deal with (a problem or subject)
b. to tackle (an assailant)
vb, grips, gripping or gripped
14. to take hold of firmly or tightly, as by a clutch
15. to hold the interest or attention of: to grip an audience.
[Old English gripe grasp; related to Old Norse gripr property, Old High German grif]
ˈgripper n

grip

(ɡrɪp)
n
(Pathology) med a variant spelling of grippe

grip

(grɪp)

n., v. gripped, grip•ping. n.
1. the act of grasping; a seizing and holding fast; firm grasp.
2. the power of gripping: to have a strong grip.
3. a grasp, hold, or control: in the grip of fear; Get a grip on yourself.
4. mental or intellectual hold: to have a good grip on a problem.
5. competence or firmness in dealing with things: to lose one's grip.
6. a special mode of clasping hands.
7. something that seizes and holds, as a clutching device on a cable car.
8. a handle or hilt.
9. a sudden, sharp pain; spasm of pain.
10. grippe.
11. Older Use. a small traveling bag.
12.
a. a stagehand.
b. a general assistant on a film set for shifting scenery, moving furniture, etc.
v.t.
13. to grasp or seize firmly; hold fast.
14. to take hold on; hold the interest of: to grip the mind.
15. to attach by a grip or clutch.
v.i.
16. to take firm hold; hold fast.
17. to take hold on the mind.
Idioms:
come to grips with, to face and cope with.
[before 900; Old English gripe grasp (n.); c. Middle High German grif, Old Norse grip; compare gripe]
grip′per, n.

grip


Past participle: gripped
Gerund: gripping

Imperative
grip
grip
Present
I grip
you grip
he/she/it grips
we grip
you grip
they grip
Preterite
I gripped
you gripped
he/she/it gripped
we gripped
you gripped
they gripped
Present Continuous
I am gripping
you are gripping
he/she/it is gripping
we are gripping
you are gripping
they are gripping
Present Perfect
I have gripped
you have gripped
he/she/it has gripped
we have gripped
you have gripped
they have gripped
Past Continuous
I was gripping
you were gripping
he/she/it was gripping
we were gripping
you were gripping
they were gripping
Past Perfect
I had gripped
you had gripped
he/she/it had gripped
we had gripped
you had gripped
they had gripped
Future
I will grip
you will grip
he/she/it will grip
we will grip
you will grip
they will grip
Future Perfect
I will have gripped
you will have gripped
he/she/it will have gripped
we will have gripped
you will have gripped
they will have gripped
Future Continuous
I will be gripping
you will be gripping
he/she/it will be gripping
we will be gripping
you will be gripping
they will be gripping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gripping
you have been gripping
he/she/it has been gripping
we have been gripping
you have been gripping
they have been gripping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gripping
you will have been gripping
he/she/it will have been gripping
we will have been gripping
you will have been gripping
they will have been gripping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gripping
you had been gripping
he/she/it had been gripping
we had been gripping
you had been gripping
they had been gripping
Conditional
I would grip
you would grip
he/she/it would grip
we would grip
you would grip
they would grip
Past Conditional
I would have gripped
you would have gripped
he/she/it would have gripped
we would have gripped
you would have gripped
they would have gripped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grip - the act of graspinggrip - 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"
choke hold, chokehold - a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind; "he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled"
embrace, embracement, embracing - the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
prehension, taking hold, grasping, seizing - the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
wrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestling
2.grip - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move itgrip - 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"
appendage - a part that is joined to something larger
aspergill, aspersorium - a short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge; used for sprinkling holy water
ax handle, axe handle - the handle of an ax
baggage, luggage - cases used to carry belongings when traveling
baseball bat, lumber - an implement used in baseball by the batter
briefcase - a case with a handle; for carrying papers or files or books
broom handle, broomstick - the handle of a broom
brush - an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
carpet beater, rug beater - implement for beating dust out of carpets
carrycot - box-shaped baby bed with handles (for a baby to sleep in while being carried)
cheese cutter - a kitchen utensil (board or handle) with a wire for cutting cheese
coffee cup - a cup from which coffee is drunk
coffeepot - tall pot in which coffee is brewed
cricket bat, bat - the club used in playing cricket; "a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting"
crop - the stock or handle of a whip
eating utensil, cutlery - tableware implements for cutting and eating food
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
faucet, spigot - a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
frying pan, frypan, skillet - a pan used for frying foods
haft, helve - the handle of a weapon or tool
handbarrow - a rectangular frame with handles at both ends; carried by two people
handcart, pushcart, cart, go-cart - wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels; "he used a handcart to carry the rocks away"; "their pushcart was piled high with groceries"
handlebar - the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle
French telephone, handset - telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
hilt - the handle of a sword or dagger
hoe handle - the handle of a hoe
knob - a round handle
ladle - a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another
mop handle - the handle of a mop
mug - with handle and usually cylindrical
panhandle - the handle of a pan
saddlebow, pommel - handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle
pommel - a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse
racquet, racket - a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games
rake handle - the handle of a rake
saucepan - a deep pan with a handle; used for stewing or boiling
shank, stem - cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
spatula - a turner with a narrow flexible blade
stock - the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
teacup - a cup from which tea is drunk
umbrella - a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
watering can, watering pot - a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle; used to sprinkle water over plants
3.grip - a portable rectangular container for carrying clothesgrip - a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
baggage, luggage - cases used to carry belongings when traveling
carpetbag - traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century
garment bag - a suitcase that unfolds to be hung up
gripsack - a small suitcase
overnight bag, overnight case, overnighter - a small traveling bag to carry clothing and accessories for staying overnight
Gladstone bag, portmanteau, Gladstone - a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
weekender - a small suitcase to carry clothing and accessories for a weekend trip
4.grip - the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)grip - the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
rubbing, friction - the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
5.grip - worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
6.grip - 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"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp"
influence - a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; "used her parents' influence to get the job"
tentacle - something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and hold; "caught in the tentacles of organized crime"
7.grip - 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"
hairpin - a double pronged pin used to hold women's hair in place
Verb1.grip - hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"
clutch, prehend, seize - take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
bite, seize with teeth - to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
nip, pinch, tweet, twinge, twitch, squeeze - squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
2.grip - to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
clutch, prehend, seize - take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
3.grip - to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awegrip - to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
interest - excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

grip

verb
1. grasp, hold, catch, seize, clutch, clasp, latch on to, take hold of She gripped his hand tightly.
2. afflict, attack, affect, take over, rack, beset, smite, convulse A sudden pain gripped him.
3. engross, fascinate, absorb, entrance, hold, catch up, compel, rivet, enthral, mesmerize, spellbind The whole nation was gripped by the dramatic story.
noun
1. clasp, hold, grasp, handclasp (U.S.) His strong hand eased the bag from her grip.
2. control, rule, influence, command, power, possession, sway, dominance, domination, mastery The president maintains an iron grip on his country.
3. hold, purchase, friction, traction a new kind of rubber which gives tyres a better grip
come or get to grips with something tackle, deal with, handle, take on, meet, encounter, cope with, confront, undertake, grasp, face up to, grapple with, close with, contend with The government's first task is to get to grips with the economy.

grip

noun
1. Firm control:
2. An act or means of holding something:
Sports: grapple.
3. A strong or powerful influence:
4. Intellectual hold:
Informal: savvy.
verb
1. To take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on:
2. To compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of:
Slang: grab.
Translations
حَقيبَة سَفَرفَهْم، مَعْرِفَهقَبْضَه شَديدَهيـُمْسِكيَمْسِك، يَقْبِض بِشِدَّه
sevřítstisktaškaupoutatzavazadlo
griberejsetaskegreb
tarttua
uhvatiti
kézszorításutazótáska
grip, fast takgrípaskilningurtaska
しっかりつかむ
단단히 잡다
kelioninis krepšyspagaunantispatraukiantisprarasti kontrolęprarasti orientaciją
ceļasomaizpratnesaistītsatverttvēriens
zovretie
oprijemzgrabiti
greppa
จับอย่างแน่น
cầm chặt

grip

[grɪp]
A. N
1. (= handclasp) → apretón m (de manos)
he lost his grip on the branchse le escapó la rama de las manos, la rama se le fue de las manos
2. (fig) in the grip of winterparalizado por el invierno
in the grip of a strikeparalizado por una huelga
to come to grips withluchar a brazo partido con
to get to grips with sth/sbenfrentarse con algo/algn
he lost his grip of the situationla situación se le fue de las manos
to have a good grip of a subjectentender algo a fondo
get a grip (on yourself)!¡cálmate!, ¡contrólate!
3. (= handle) → asidero m, asa f; [of weapon] → empuñadura f
4. (= bag) → maletín m, bolsa f
B. VT
1. (= hold) → agarrar, asir; [+ weapon] → empuñar; [+ hands] → apretar, estrechar
the wheels grip the roadlas ruedas se agarran a la carretera
2. (fig) (= enthrall) → fascinar; [fear] → apoderarse de
gripped by fearpresa del pánico
C. VI [wheel] → agarrarse

grip

[ˈgrɪp]
n
(= hold) → prise f
to lose one's grip → lâcher prise
to tighten one's grip on sth → resserrer son étreinte sur qch
(= control) to lose one's grip (fig)perdre les pédales, être dépassé(e)
to lose one's grip on reality → perdre le sens de la réalité
to lose one's grip on power → perdre le contrôle du pouvoir
to get a grip → se ressaisir
to get a grip on sth → prendre en main qch
to get a grip on o.s. → se ressaisir
an iron grip
The president maintains an iron grip on his country → Le président tient son pays avec une poigne de fer.
to be in the grip of sth (= suffering from) → être victime de qch
(= handle) → poignée f
(= holdall) → sac m de voyage
[tyre] → adhérence f
grips npl
to come to grips with sth, to get to grips with sth [+ problem, difficulty] → s'attaquer à qch
vt
(= hold) [person] → saisir
to grip the road [tyre] → adhérer à la route
to be gripped by sth [+ story, event] → être captivé(e) par qch

grip

n
Griff m; (on rope, on road) → Halt m; to get a grip on the road/ropeauf der Straße/am Seil Halt finden; these shoes/tyres (Brit) or tires (US) have got a good gripdiese Schuhe/Reifen greifen gut; I can’t get a grip with these shoesich finde mit diesen Schuhen keinen Halt; cold weather had a firm grip on the capitaldas kalte Wetter hatte die Hauptstadt fest im Griff; to get a grip on something (on situation, inflation etc) → etw in den Griff bekommen; to get a grip on oneself (inf)sich zusammenreißen (inf); he had a good grip on himselfer hatte sich gut im Griff or in der Gewalt; to have a good grip of a subjectein Thema im Griff haben; to let go or release one’s griploslassen (on sth etw); to lose one’s grip (lit)den Halt verlieren; (fig)nachlassen; the chairman is losing his grip (on the company)der Vorsitzende hat die Firma nicht mehr richtig im Griff; the President was losing his grip on powerdem Präsidenten entglitt die Macht; I must be losing my gripmit mir gehts bergab; to lose one’s grip on realityden Bezug zur Wirklichkeit verlieren; to lose one’s grip on a situationeine Situation nicht mehr im Griff haben; to have somebody in one’s gripjdn in seiner Gewalt haben; to be in the grip of fear/passionvon Angst/Leidenschaft erfasst sein; the country is in the grip of a general strikedas Land ist von einem Generalstreik lahmgelegt; the country is in the grip of winterder Winter hat im Land seinen Einzug gehalten; to get or come to grips with somethingmit etw klarkommen (inf), → etw in den Griff bekommen; to get or come to grips with somebodyjdm zu Leibe rücken, zum Angriff gegen jdn übergehen
(= handle)Griff m
(esp Brit: = hair grip) → Klemmchen nt
(= travelling-bag)Reisetasche f
vtpacken; hand alsoergreifen; (fig, fear etc also) → ergreifen; (film, story etc also)fesseln; the car grips the road wellder Wagen liegt gut auf der Straße; the tyre (Brit) or tire (US) grips the road wellder Reifen greift gut; fear gripped his heartFurcht ergriff or packte ihn
vigreifen

grip

[grɪp]
1. n
a.presa
to have a firm grip on sb/sth → tenere saldamente qn/qc
he held her arm in a vice-like grip → le stringeva il braccio come in una morsa
to take a grip on → afferrare
to lose one's grip → perdere or allentare la presa (fig) → perdere la grinta
in the grip of the recession (fig) → nel pieno della recessione
to get to grips with sb/sth (also) (fig) → venire alle prese con qn/qc
to come to grips with → affrontare, cercare di risolvere
to have a good grip of a subject → avere una buona padronanza di una materia
get a grip on yourself! (fam) → controllati!
b. (of racket, oar) → impugnatura
c. (holdall) → sacca, borsa da viaggio
2. vt
a. (hold) → afferrare, stringere
to grip the road (tyres) → far presa sulla strada (car) → tenere bene la strada
b. (fig) (enthral) → far presa su; (subj, fear) → prendere

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.

grip

يـُمْسِك sevřít gribe greifen σφίγγω coger con fuerza tarttua serrer uhvatiti afferrare しっかりつかむ 단단히 잡다 vastpakken gripe chwycić segurar сжать greppa จับอย่างแน่น sımsıkı kavramak cầm chặt 抓住

grip

n. gripe, Mex. gripa; influenza.
n. apretón de la mano;
v. agarrar, apretar.

grip

n agarre m, prensión f; — strength fuerza de agarre or prensión; vt (pret & pp gripped; ger gripping) agarrar, apretar
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