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gripping

[ grip-ing ]
/ ˈgrɪp ɪŋ /
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adjective

holding the attention or interest intensely; fascinating; enthralling: a gripping play; a gripping book.

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Origin of gripping

First recorded in 1620–30; grip + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM gripping

grip·ping·ly, adverbgrip·ping·ness, noun

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