[ gript ]
/ grɪpt /


a past participle and simple past tense of grip.

Nearby words

  1. gripping,
  2. grippingly,
  3. gripple,
  4. grippy,
  5. gripsack,
  6. gripy,
  7. griqua,
  8. griqualand east,
  9. griqualand west,
  10. gris


[ grip ]
/ grɪp /


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.

Origin of grip

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

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

Can be confusedgrip gripe grippe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gript

  • The boat now run ‘pon the top ov me; I was gript by the scruff ov the neck, and dragg’d into it.

  • We're rael sorry, and we know your heart was gript to him with grapplin's.

    The Deemster|Hall Caine

British Dictionary definitions for gript


/ (ɡrɪp) /


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 Formsgripper, noungrippingly, adverb

Word Origin for grip

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


/ (ɡrɪp) /


med a variant spelling of grippe
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Word Origin and History for gript
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with gript


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

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