- 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.
Idioms about 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.
How to use grip in a sentence
As Einstein came to grips with Mach’s rejection of relativity, the world of physics was rocked by quantum theory, a revolution Einstein had helped to spark but now refused to join.When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - Issue 93: Forerunners|Amanda Gefter|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
Together, a robotic hand could use its eyes to scan an object, plan its movements for grasp, and use touch for feedback to adjust its grip.This Is How We’ll Engineer Artificial Touch|Shelly Fan|November 17, 2020|Singularity Hub
I felt like shouting this to the wind, but my grip on the paddle was slipping with sweat, even as my shirt darkened in the cold, wet air.My Priceless Summer on a Maine Lobster Boat|Luna Soley|November 11, 2020|Outside Online
On an expedition, an adventurer in the grips of mental distress may be unable to operate at full capacity, may lose focus, and could make dangerous decisions without someone along who’s been trained to help.Meet the Woman Teaching the Psychology of Survival|Emily Sohn|November 9, 2020|Outside Online
They’re constructed like mountain-bike gloves, with a snug fit, Velcro closures around the wrists, and a synthetic leather palm that gives me a direct interface with my grips.Best Women's Mountain Bike Gear for Fall Riding|Gloria Liu|November 7, 2020|Outside Online
Perhaps the worst fallout from all this is that when we are gripped by fear, we usually make terrible decisions.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!|Gene Robinson|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one should be given a lethal prescription of drugs when they are gripped by mental illness or in a temporary depression.On Her Own Terms: Why Brittany Maynard Has Chosen to Die|Gene Robinson|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hollywood is gripped by an obsession so all-consuming that no blockbuster is safe from its brooding influence.The Ghastly ‘Maleficent’ and Why It’s Time For Hollywood to Kill the Dark Reboot|Andrew Romano|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ten years before the brutal genocide, a religious fervor gripped Kibeho as dozens claimed the Virgin Mary had appeared to them.Did the Virgin Mary Warn Rwanda’s Holiest Town of the Genocide?|Nina Strochlic|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But while the country seems gripped by shutdown fever, many tourists from here and abroad had no clue it would affect their plans.New York’s Tourists Are Laughing at Us|Abby Haglage|October 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A horrible foreboding gripped me, and I quickly knelt down and raised the dog's head.
He gripped the arms of his chair; from where she stood, she could see the veins standing out on his hands.
Paris might have screamed; he would not have swerved a hair's breadth till he had gripped the Golden Horn.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He gripped Shiv's shoulder convulsively, nearly sending his own car into the ditch by so doing.
The girl looked at him without speaking, schooling her features to betray nothing of the fear that gripped her heart.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for grip (1 of 2)
- to deal with (a problem or subject)
- to tackle (an assailant)
Derived forms of gripgripper, noungrippingly, adverb
Word Origin for grip
British Dictionary definitions for grip (2 of 2)
Other Idioms and Phrases with grip
see come to grips with; get a grip on; lose one's grip.