- (transitive) To take hold of, particularly with the hand.
- That suitcase is heavy, so grip the handle firmly.
- The glue will begin to grip within five minutes.
- After a few slips, the tires gripped the pavement.
- (transitive) To help or assist, particularly in an emotional sense.
- He grips me.
- 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
- By and by fumes of brandy began to fill the air, and climb to where I lay, overcoming the mouldy smell of decayed wood and the dampness of the green walls. It may have been that these fumes mounted to my head, and gave me courage not my own, but so it was that I lost something of the stifling fear that had gripped me, and could listen with more ease to what was going forward
- (intransitive) To do something with another that makes you happy/gives you relief
- Let’s grip (get a coffee, hang, take a break, see a movie, etc.)
to take hold
grip (plural grips)
- A hold or way of holding, particularly with the hand.
- It's good to have a firm grip when shaking hands.
- The ball will move differently depending on the grip used when throwing it.
- A handle or other place to grip.
- There are several good grips on the northern face of this rock.
- (film production) A person responsible for handling equipment on the set.
- A channel cut through a grass verge (especially for the purpose of draining water away from the highway).
- (chiefly Southern California slang) A lot of something.
- That is a grip of cheese.
- Archaic spelling of grippe: Influenza, flu.
- She has the grip.
- (archaic) A small travelling-bag.
- Assistance; help or encouragement.
- He gave me a grip.
- A helpful, interesting, admirable, or inspiring person.
- You're a real grip.
- (slang) As much as one can hold in a hand; a handful.
- I need to get a grip of nails for my project.
A hold or way of holding, particularly with the hand
A handle or other place to grip
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- Telugu: పట్టు (paTTu)
grip f (uncountable)