[ gript ]
/ grɪpt /
a past participle and simple past tense of grip.
Definition for gript (2 of 2)
[ grip ]
/ grɪp /
the act of grasping; a seizing and holding fast; firm grasp.
the power of gripping: He has a strong grip.
a grasp, hold, or control.
mental or intellectual hold: to have a good grip on a problem.
competence or firmness in dealing with situations in one's work or personal affairs: The boss is old and is losing his grip.
a special mode of clasping hands: Members of the club use the secret grip.
something that seizes and holds, as a clutching device on a cable car.
a handle or hilt: That knife has a very unusual grip.
a sudden, sharp pain; spasm of pain.
Older Use. a small traveling bag.
- 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.
to grasp or seize firmly; hold fast: We gripped the sides of the boat as the waves tossed us about.
to take hold on; hold the interest of: to grip the mind.
to attach by a grip or clutch.
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for gript (1 of 2)
/ (ɡrɪp) /
the act or an instance of grasping and holding firmlyhe lost his grip on the slope
Also called: handgrip the strength or pressure of such a grasp, as in a handshakea feeble grip
the style or manner of grasping an object, such as a tennis racket
understanding, control, or mastery of a subject, problem, etc (esp in such phrases as get or have a grip on)
Also called: handgrip a part by which an object is grasped; handle
Also called: handgrip a travelling bag or holdall
any device that holds by friction, such as certain types of brake
a method of clasping or shaking hands used by members of secret societies to greet or identify one another
a spasm of paina grip in one's stomach
a worker in a camera crew or a stagehand who shifts sets and props, etc
a small drainage channel cut above an excavation to conduct surface water away from the excavation
get to grips or come to grips (often foll by with)
- to deal with (a problem or subject)
- to tackle (an assailant)
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
British Dictionary definitions for gript (2 of 2)
/ (ɡrɪp) /
med a variant spelling of grippe
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Idioms and Phrases with gript
see come to grips with; get a grip on; lose one's grip.
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