grip

[ grip ]
/ grɪp /

noun

verb (used with object), gripped or gript, grip·ping.

verb (used without object), gripped or gript, grip·ping.

to take firm hold; hold fast.
to take hold on the mind.

Idioms for grip

    come to grips with,
    1. to encounter; meet; cope with: She had never come to grips with such a situation before.
    2. to deal with directly or firmly: We didn't come to grips with the real problem.

Origin of grip

before 900; Middle English, Old English gripe grasp (noun); cognate with German Griff, Old English gripa handful; see gripe

OTHER WORDS FROM grip

grip·less, adjectivere·grip, verb, re·gripped or re·gript, re·grip·ping.un·grip, verb, un·gripped, un·grip·ping.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH grip

grip gripe grippe
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British Dictionary definitions for grip (1 of 2)

grip1
/ (ɡrɪp) /

noun

verb grips, gripping or gripped

to take hold of firmly or tightly, as by a clutch
to hold the interest or attention ofto grip an audience

Derived forms of grip

gripper, noungrippingly, adverb

Word Origin for grip

Old English gripe grasp; related to Old Norse gripr property, Old High German grif

British Dictionary definitions for grip (2 of 2)

grip2
/ (ɡrɪp) /

noun

med a variant spelling of grippe
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Idioms and Phrases with grip

grip

see come to grips with; get a grip on; lose one's grip.

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