Definition Of grip


(of a feeling or emotion) deeply affect (someone).

she was gripped by a feeling of excitement

a firm hold; a tight grasp or clasp.

his arm was held in a vicelike grip

a part or attachment by which something is held in the hand.

handlebar grips

a traveling bag.

a grip crammed with new clothes

an assistant in a theater; a stagehand.

I am a grip and lighting designer working in the DC area.

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Example Of grip

  • A policeman captured a burglar yesterday afternoon just in time to prevent his escaping with a grip containing part of the $1,000 haul made at a robbery on Saturday.

  • A weak grip causes the clubface to open during the backswing and remain open in the downswing.

  • As for me, at least I've finally gotten a grip on exactly why this phenomenon has enjoyed such staying power.

  • As I get on my bike, I grip the bars tightly and close my eyes.

  • Beyond that, the thugs are organized in a manner designed to maintain a tight grip on power.

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