- Theater. a stagehand, especially one who works on the stage floor.
- Movies, Television. a general assistant available on a film set for shifting scenery, moving furniture, etc.
verb (used with object), gripped or gript, grip·ping.
verb (used without object), gripped or gript, grip·ping.
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Idioms for grip
- to encounter; meet; cope with: She had never come to grips with such a situation before.
- to deal with directly or firmly: We didn't come to grips with the real problem.
Origin of grip
OTHER WORDS FROM gripgripless, adjectivere·grip, verb, re·gripped or re·gript, re·grip·ping.un·grip, verb, un·gripped, un·grip·ping.
Words nearby grip
Example sentences from the Web for grip
You get a bevel range of up to 45 degrees and the horizontal handle and clamping system helps you get a good grip on your lumber as you cut down.Make every project a breeze with the right miter saw|PopSci Commerce Team|August 26, 2020|Popular Science
Pitchers use the detailed images to refine pitch grips to optimize movement.Cleveland’s League-Leading Rotation Relies On Homegrown Talent … From A Single Draft|Travis Sawchik|August 25, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Researchers have now used creative cuts to help shoes get a grip.
The new high, which smashes that 32-year record, comes on the heels of a historically hot May around the globe, and especially in Siberia, which is in the grips of an ongoing heat wave.A Siberian town hit 100 degrees, setting a new record for the Arctic Circle|Carolyn Gramling|June 23, 2020|Science News
The most sensitive experiment will be the first to run into the unexpected, and XENON continues to maintain a solid grip on that prized pole position.
Hillary retains an iron grip on second place for the Democratic presidential nomination.
And why did the Western Powers lose their grip in such a spectacular fashion in the decade following the end of the war?
“They think Putin is the only evil in Russia and dream about getting rid of him,” he said, tightening his grip on the wheel.
How is he dealing with both parts of his life escaping his grip?The Good Wife’s Secret Weapon: Matt Czuchry on Cary Agos’s Terrible, Horrible Year|Kevin Fallon|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tamaulipas is notorious as a state caught in the iron grip of organized crime.She Tweeted Against the Mexican Cartels. They Tweeted Her Murder.|Jason McGahan|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As men fixed in the grip of nightmare, we were powerless—unable to do anything but wait.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Their glances met, she holding him always at arm's length by that grip upon his shoulders, a grip that was firm and nervous.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
But the grip was immovable, and he found himself staring into the unemotional face of Seton Pasha.
Pattison leaned over the door at the front of the car, and brought out a big leather grip.
His attitude was somewhat devil-may-care, his grip on life itself seemed slipping.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for grip (1 of 2)
- to deal with (a problem or subject)
- to tackle (an assailant)
verb grips, gripping or gripped
Derived forms of gripgripper, noungrippingly, adverb
Word Origin for grip
British Dictionary definitions for grip (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with grip
see come to grips with; get a grip on; lose one's grip.