Definition of 'grip'
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Series one had me gripped and now it hardly seems worth it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Spray over lengths of dry hair for extra grip. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It has good grips and hand brakes. The Sun (2011)You are in the grip of something very primal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The pests lose their grip and slip off surfaces covered with the coating. The Sun (2009)She also said he had lost the ability to grip hold of toys. The Sun (2009)It has taken real grip and often gritted teeth to make it work. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The story is gripping right the way through. The Sun (2010)Your determined mood makes getting to grips with a new skill easier. The Sun (2013)You get a firm grip on money matters as new facts emerge. The Sun (2011)Using this grip also makes handle shape less important. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The key thing is to maintain the balance between grip and power. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To get to grips with the technique watch our tutorial online. The Sun (2014)It felt like a giant hand gripping my throat. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The reality is that badgers have always had a strong grip on human imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The country became gripped by the new awareness that major changes had to be made in manufacturing. The Global Marketplace (1993)But his grip was an iron vice. Man of Honour (2007)They hold on until they lose grip. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The powerhouse who used to grip games by the scruff of the neck was a pale shadow yesterday. The Sun (2010)The allegations came as a case that has gripped international audiences for two years entered its final phase. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The contraption allowed him to hit the drums with a stick but he could not easily control the grip or force. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Other signs are a sense that your fingers are swollen and feeling that they have lost the ability to grip firmly. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The story gripped the global media. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But when the stresses continue, guilt grips us, and we feel like failures. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'grip'
British English: grip /ɡrɪp/ VERB
If you grip something, you take hold of it with your hand and continue to hold it firmly.
She gripped the rope.
- American English: grip
- Arabic: يـُمْسِك
- Brazilian Portuguese: segurar
- Chinese: 抓住
- Croatian: uhvatiti
- Czech: sevřít
- Danish: gribe
- Dutch: vastpakken
- European Spanish: coger con fuerza
- Finnish: tarttua
- French: serrer
- German: greifen
- Greek: σφίγγω
- Italian: afferrare
- Japanese: しっかりつかむ
- Korean: 단단히 잡다
- Norwegian: gripe
- Polish: chwycić
- European Portuguese: segurar
- Romanian: a prinde
- Russian: сжать
- Spanish: coger con fuerza
- Swedish: greppa
- Thai: จับอย่างแน่น
- Turkish: sımsıkı kavramak
- Ukrainian: хапати
- Vietnamese: cầm chặt
British English: grip NOUN
A grip is a firm, strong hold on something.
His strong hand eased the bag from her grip.
Definition of grip from the Collins English Dictionary
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