- 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.
grip definition by Webster's New World
- 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: short for gripsacka 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: Middle English gripe ; from Old English gripa, a clutch, handful ; from base of grīpan: see gripe
- 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
- gripper noun
grip definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- 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: Middle English, from Old English gripe, grasp and gripa, handful.
- gripˈper noun
- gripˈping·ly adverb
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.
grip - Phrases/Idioms
come to grips
- to engage in hand-to-hand fighting
- to struggle or try to cope (with)