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Definition 1: the act of grasping - [noun denoting act]

Samples where grip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he released his clasp on my arm
  • he has a strong grip for an old man
  • she kept a firm hold on the railing

Synonyms for grip in the sense of this definition

(grip is a kind of ...) the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

(... is a kind of grip ) 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"

(... is a kind of grip ) the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

(... is a kind of grip ) a hold used in the sport of wrestling

Definition 2: a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where grip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he carried his small bag onto the plane with him

Synonyms for grip in the sense of this definition

(grip is a kind of ...) cases used to carry belongings when traveling

(... is a kind of grip ) traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century

(... is a kind of grip ) a suitcase that unfolds to be hung up

(... is a kind of grip ) a small suitcase

(... is a kind of grip ) a small traveling bag to carry clothing and accessories for staying overnight

(... is a kind of grip ) a large travelling bag made of stiff leather

(... is a kind of grip ) a small suitcase to carry clothing and accessories for a weekend trip

Definition 3: the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where grip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he grabbed the hammer by the handle
  • it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip

Synonyms for grip in the sense of this definition

(grip is a kind of ...) a part that is joined to something larger

(... is a kind of grip ) the handle of a sword or dagger

(... is a kind of grip ) a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse

(... is a kind of grip ) the stock or handle of a whip

(... is a kind of grip ) handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle

(... is a kind of grip ) the handle of a pan

(... is a kind of grip ) a round handle

(... is a kind of grip ) the handle of a weapon or tool

(... is a kind of grip ) the handle of a mop

(... is a kind of grip ) the handle of a hoe

(... is a kind of grip ) the handle of a rake

(... is a kind of grip ) the handle end of some implements or tools

"he grabbed the cue by the stock"

(... is a kind of grip ) the handle of a broom

(... is a kind of grip ) 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"

(... is a kind of grip ) the handle of an ax

(grip is a part of ...) cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

(... is part of grip) a deep pan with a handle; used for stewing or boiling

(... is part of grip) a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle; used to sprinkle water over plants

(... is part of grip) a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir

(... is part of grip) a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another

(... is part of grip) a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy

(... is part of grip) with handle and usually cylindrical

(... is part of grip) a cup from which tea is drunk

(... is part of grip) a turner with a narrow flexible blade

(... is part of grip) 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

(... is part of grip) a tool used with workers' hands

(... is part of grip) cases used to carry belongings when traveling

(... is part of grip) an implement used in baseball by the batter

(... is part of grip) a case with a handle; for carrying papers or files or books

(... is part of grip) an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle

(... is part of grip) implement for beating dust out of carpets

(... is part of grip) box-shaped baby bed with handles (for a baby to sleep in while being carried)

(... is part of grip) a kitchen utensil (board or handle) with a wire for cutting cheese

(... is part of grip) a cup from which coffee is drunk

(... is part of grip) tall pot in which coffee is brewed

(... is part of grip) the club used in playing cricket

"a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting"

(... is part of grip) tableware implements for cutting and eating food

(... is part of grip) any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)

(... is part of grip) a pan used for frying foods

(... is part of grip) a rectangular frame with handles at both ends; carried by two people

(... is part of grip) 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"

(... is part of grip) the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle

(... is part of grip) telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle

(... is part of grip) a short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge; used for sprinkling holy water

Definition 4: a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where grip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in Britain they call a bobby pin a grip

Synonyms for grip in the sense of this definition

(grip is a kind of ...) a double pronged pin used to hold women's hair in place

Definition 5: an intellectual hold or understanding - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where grip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for grip in the sense of this definition

(grip is a kind of ...) a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc

"used her parents' influence to get the job"

(... is a kind of grip ) something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and hold

"caught in the tentacles of organized crime"

Definition 6: worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made - [noun denoting person]

(grip is a kind of ...) a worker who has acquired special skills

Definition 7: the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for grip in the sense of this definition

(grip is a kind of ...) the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

(grip belongs to category ...) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

Definition 8: hold fast or firmly - [verb of contact]

Samples where grip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He gripped the steering wheel

(grip is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of grip ) to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws

"Gunny invariably tried to bite her"

(... is a kind of grip ) squeeze tightly between the fingers

"He pinched her behind" "She squeezed the bottle"

Definition 9: to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match - [verb of contact]

Samples where grip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the two men grappled with each other for several minutes

Synonyms for grip in the sense of this definition

(grip is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 10: to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe - [verb of emotion]

Samples where grip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra

Synonyms for grip in the sense of this definition

(grip is a kind of ...) excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

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