Handgrip meaning

hăndgrĭp
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A grip of or by the hand.
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Something, such as a handle, that is suited to a grip by the hand.
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Hand-to-hand combat.
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A handclasp or handshake.
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A handle or a grip, as on a bicycle handlebar.
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A covering (often rubber or foam) on a handle, designed to allow the user a more comfortable or more secure hold on the handle.
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A handshake; a way of gripping hands with another person.
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The ability of a person (other animal with hands) to grip something with a hand.
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come to handgrips
  • To engage in hand-to-hand fighting.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

come to handgrips

Origin of handgrip

  • From Middle English hand-gripe, from Old English handgripe (“handgrip”), from Proto-Germanic *handugripiz (“handgrip”), equivalent to hand +‎ grip. Cognate with Dutch handgreep (“handgrip, grasp”), German Handgriff (“handgrip, grasp, handle, hilt”), Danish håndgreb (“handgrip”), Swedish håndgrepp (“handgrip, handle, hilt”).

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