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English noun: grip

1. grip (act) the act of grasping

SamplesHe released his clasp on my arm.
He has a strong grip for an old man.
She kept a firm hold on the railing.

Synonymsclasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, hold

Broader (hypernym)grasping, prehension, seizing, taking hold

Narrower (hyponym)choke hold, chokehold, embrace, embracement, embracing, wrestling hold

2. grip (artifact) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

SamplesHe grabbed the hammer by the handle.
It was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip.

Synonymshandgrip, handle, hold

Broader (hypernym)appendage

Narrower (hyponym)ax handle, axe handle, broom handle, broomstick, crop, gunstock, haft, helve, hilt, hoe handle, knob, mop handle, panhandle, pommel, pommel, rake handle, saddlebow, stock, stock

Part holonymshank, stem

Part meronymaspergill, aspersorium, baggage, baseball bat, bat, briefcase, brush, carpet beater, carrycot, cart, cheese cutter, coffee cup, coffeepot, cricket bat, cutlery, eating utensil, edge tool, faucet, French telephone, frying pan, frypan, go-cart, hand tool, handbarrow, handcart, handlebar, handset, ladle, luggage, lumber, mug, pushcart, racket, racquet, rug beater, saucepan, skillet, spatula, spigot, teacup, umbrella, watering can, watering pot

3. grip (artifact) a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes

SamplesHe carried his small bag onto the plane with him.

Synonymsbag, suitcase, traveling bag, travelling bag

Broader (hypernym)baggage, luggage

Narrower (hyponym)carpetbag, garment bag, Gladstone, Gladstone bag, gripsack, overnight bag, overnight case, overnighter, portmanteau, weekender

4. grip (phenomenon) the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)

Synonymsadhesive friction, traction

Broader (hypernym)friction, rubbing

Domain categoryauto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar

5. grip (person) worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made

Broader (hypernym)skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker

6. grip (attribute) an intellectual hold or understanding

SamplesA 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.


Broader (hypernym)influence

Narrower (hyponym)tentacle

7. grip (artifact) a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place

SamplesIn Britain they call a bobby pin a grip.

Synonymsbobby pin, hairgrip

Broader (hypernym)hairpin

English verb: grip

1. grip (contact) hold fast or firmly

SamplesHe gripped the steering wheel.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize

Narrower (hyponym)bite, nip, pinch, seize with teeth, squeeze, tweet, twinge, twitch

2. grip (contact) to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match

SamplesThe two men grappled with each other for several minutes.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize

3. grip (emotion) to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe

SamplesThe snake charmer fascinates the cobra.

Synonymsfascinate, spellbind, transfix

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)interest

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