Dictionary Results for grip


1. grip - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, hold

Hypernym(s): grasping, taking_hold, seizing, prehension




2. grip - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): handle, handgrip, hold

Hypernym(s): appendage




3. grip - noun

· a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"

Synonym(s): bag, traveling_bag, travelling_bag, suitcase

Hypernym(s): baggage, luggage




4. grip - noun

· the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)

Synonym(s): traction, adhesive_friction

Hypernym(s): friction, rubbing




5. grip - noun

· worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made

Hypernym(s): skilled_worker, trained_worker, skilled_workman




6. grip - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): grasp

Hypernym(s): influence




7. grip - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): bobby_pin, hairgrip

Hypernym(s): hairpin




8. grip - verb

· hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"

Hypernym(s): seize, prehend, clutch




9. grip - verb

· to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"

Synonym(s): grapple

Hypernym(s): seize, prehend, clutch




10. grip - verb

· to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"

Synonym(s): fascinate, transfix, spellbind

Hypernym(s): interest





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