- To grip is defined as to take or hold something firmly.
- An example of to grip is holding onto the handle bars of a bike.
- An example of to grip is to have a solid idea of right and wrong.
A hand grips money.
- the act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
- the manner in which this is done
- any special manner of clasping hands by which members of a secret or fraternal society identify one another as such
- ☆ the power of grasping firmly: to lose one's grip
- the power of understanding; mental grasp: to have a good grip on a matter
- firm control; mastery: in the grip of disease, to get a grip on oneself
- a mechanical contrivance for clutching or grasping
- a part by which something is grasped; often, specif., a handle or hilt
Origin of gripshort for gripsack a small bag or satchel for holding clothes, etc. in traveling
- ☆ one who handles properties and scenery on a stage or TV or film set
- Sports the manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
Origin of gripMiddle English gripe ; from Old English gripa, a clutch, handful ; from base of grīpan: see gripe
transitive verbgripped or gript, gripping
- to take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
- to give a grip () to
- to fasten or join firmly (to)
- to get and hold the attention of
- to have a strong emotional impact on
come to grips
- to engage in hand-to-hand fighting
- to struggle or try to cope (with)
- 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.
- 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.
- a. A mechanical device that grasps and holds.b. A part, such as a handle, that is designed to be grasped and held.
- A suitcase or valise.
- 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.
verbgripped gripped, grip·ping, grips
- To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
- To hold the interest or attention of: a scene that gripped the entire audience.
Origin of gripMiddle English, from Old English gripe, grasp and gripa, handful.
(third-person singular simple present grips, present participle gripping, simple past and past participle gripped)
- To take hold of, particularly with the hand.
- That suitcase is heavy, so grip the handle firmly.
- The glue will begin to grip within five minutes.
- After a few slips, the tires gripped the pavement.
- To help or assist, particularly in an emotional sense.
- He grips me.
- (intransitive) To do something with another that makes you happy/gives you relief.
- Let’s grip (get a coffee, hang, take a break, see a movie, etc.)
- To trench; to drain.
- A hold or way of holding, particularly with the hand.
- It's good to have a firm grip when shaking hands.
- The ball will move differently depending on the grip used when throwing it.
- A handle or other place to grip.
- the grip of a sword
- There are several good grips on the northern face of this rock.
- (film production) A person responsible for handling equipment on the set.
- A channel cut through a grass verge (especially for the purpose of draining water away from the highway).
- (chiefly Southern California slang) A lot of something.
- That is a grip of cheese.
- Archaic spelling of grippe: Influenza, flu.
- She has the grip.
- (archaic) A small travelling-bag.
- Assistance; help or encouragement.
- He gave me a grip.
- A helpful, interesting, admirable, or inspiring person.
- You're a real grip.
- (slang) As much as one can hold in a hand; a handful.
- I need to get a grip of nails for my project.
- (figuratively) A tenacious grasp; a holding fast.
- in the grip of a blackmailer
- A device for grasping or holding fast to something.
- come to grips
- get to grips with
- key grip
- get a grip
From Middle English grip, grippe, gryppe (“a ditch, drain”), from Old English grēp (“a furrow, burrow”) and Old English grēpe (“a furrow, ditch, drain”), from Proto-Germanic *grōpiz (“a furrow, groove”). Cognate with Middle Dutch grippe, gruppe (“ditch, drain”), greppe, German Low German Gruppe (“ditch, drain”). Related also to Old English grōp (“a ditch, drain”). More at groop.
- (obsolete) The griffin.
Latin grypus, gryphus.
grip - Computer Definition
(Globally Resilient IP) Features built into Cisco's IOS router operating system in 2002 that eliminate packet loss during a router switchover. Such features include Stateful Switchover, which transfers the state of the original router to the standby router, while Nonstop Forwarding maintains packet flow during the switchover.