grip


grip
grip
grip1 [grip]
n.
[ME gripe < OE gripa, a clutch, handful < base of grīpan: see GRIPE]
1. the act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
2. the manner in which this is done
3. any special manner of clasping hands by which members of a secret or fraternal society identify one another as such
4. the power of grasping firmly [to lose one's grip]
5. the power of understanding; mental grasp [to have a good grip on a matter]
6. firm control; mastery [in the grip of disease, to get a grip on oneself]
7. a mechanical contrivance for clutching or grasping
8. a part by which something is grasped; often, specif., a handle or hilt
9. [short for GRIPSACK] a small bag or satchel for holding clothes, etc. in traveling
10. one who handles properties and scenery on a stage or TV or film set
11. Sports the manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
vt.
gripped or gript, gripping
1. to take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
2. to give a GRIP1 (n. 3) to
3. to fasten or join firmly (to)
4.
a) to get and hold the attention of
b) to have a strong emotional impact on
vi.
to get a grip
——————
come to grips
1. to engage in hand-to-hand fighting
2. to struggle or try to cope (with)
gripper
n.
grip2 [grip]
n.
alt. sp. of GRIPPE

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  • Grip — steht für: Grip (Film), fahrbarer Kran, an den Filmkameras, Ton oder Lichtgeräte für besondere Kamera und/oder Szeneneinstellungen montiert werden den Operateur einer solchen Kameraplattform, im Fachjargon grip, key grip oder dolly grip genannt,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • grip — grip; grip·er; grip·less; grip·man; grip·per; grip·pit; grip·ple; grip·py; grip·ing·ly; grip·ping·ly; grip·ping·ness; …   English syllables

  • GRIP — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Grip peut faire référence à : grip, une position, prise des mains ou de la main sur un club de golf, une raquette de tennis. GRIP est l acronyme du… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Grip — Grip, n. [AS. gripe. Cf. {Grip}, v. t., {Gripe}, v. t.] 1. An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping. [1913 Webster] 2. A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of a secret association recognize or greet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grip — Grip, v. t. [From {Grip} a grasp; or P. gripper to seize; of German origin. See {Gripe}, v. t.] To give a grip to; to grasp; to gripe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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