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 ?
By the light of the fire he crooked his fingers slowly and repeatedly now one at a time, now all together, spreading them wide or making quick gripping movements.
Sleep was welling up and gripping him again, his head was sinking down upon his knees, when he roused with a sudden start.
You cannot square or slightly close your clubface through the shot without gripping your club correctly.
The TR2 Series was designed to better provide a symmetrical gripping surface offering more texture and is similar to a corded grip.
This is a relatively easy process where a soldering iron is used to texture the polymer grip frame to give it a more aggressive gripping surface (see "Speedloads" in the December 2014/January 2015 issue for do-it-yourself advice).