- 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.
Example sentences from the Web for grip
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.
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.
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.
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
Throughout the season premiere, Saul is gripped by indecision—with his wife, with the operation in Caracas.‘Homeland’ Showrunner: ‘We Knew We Had to Plot a New Course’|Andrew Romano|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With Congress gripped by gridlock, Obama hinted that, where possible, the executive branch would act on his own.
She gripped the bannister while her panic-stricken eyes sought Hughie in the crowded office.The Fighting Shepherdess |Caroline Lockhart
He has gripped his master's shoulders to make him release his hold upon the girl's arm.Franz Hals|Edgcumbe Staley
They looked at each other through staring eyes—eyes that reflected the inward fear that gripped their hearts.Janet Hardy in Radio City|Ruthe S. Wheeler
Here stood Asmund, who gripped him by both hands, and kissed him on the brow, bidding him good luck.Eric Brighteyes|H. Rider Haggard
He had been a brave man, dauntless and intrepid, but cold, paralyzing fear now gripped him by the heart.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer|Cyrus Townsend Brady
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.