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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.


Synonymsgrasp


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.


Synonymsgrapple


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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