Grip Definition

grĭp
gripped, gripping, grips
noun
grips
The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold.
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The manner in which this is done.
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Any special manner of clasping hands by which members of a secret or fraternal society identify one another as such.
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The power of understanding; mental grasp.
To have a good grip on a matter.
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Firm control; mastery.
In the grip of disease, to get a grip on oneself.
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verb
gripped, gripping, grips
To get a grip.
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To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
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To give a grip to.

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To get and hold the attention of.
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To fasten or join firmly (to)
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idiom
come to grips
  • to engage in hand-to-hand fighting
  • to struggle or try to cope (with)
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Other Word Forms of Grip

Noun

Singular:
grip
Plural:
grips

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Grip

Origin of 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English grippan, from a Proto-Germanic *gripjaną (compare Old High German gripfen); cf. the related Old English grīpan, whence English gripe. See also grope.

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  • An amalgam of Old English gripe (“grasp, hold”) (cognate with German Griff) and Old English gripa (“handful”) (cognate with Swedish grepp).

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  • Middle English from Old English gripe grasp gripa handful

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin grypus, gryphus.

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