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[n] the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
[n] a portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
[n] a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place; "in England they call a bobby pin a grip"
[n] the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had
[n] a firm controlling influence; "they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp"
[n] worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
[n] the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
[v] hold firmly
[v] hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"
[v] to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
[v] to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The eye of the Ancient Mariner fascinated the wedding guest." Burton; "The serpent fascinates its prey,..by the power of his eyes." Todd & Bowman

Misc. Definitions

\Grip\, n. [L. gryps, gryphus. See {Griffin}, {Grype}.] (Zo["o]l.) The griffin. [Obs.]
\Grip\, n. [Cf. AS. grip furrow, hitch, D. greb.] A small ditch or furrow. --Ray.
\Grip\, v. t. To trench; to drain.
\Grip\, n. [AS. gripe. Cf. {Grip}, v. t., {Gripe}, v. t.]
1. An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping.
2. A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of a secret association recognize or greet, one another; as, a masonic grip.
3. That by which anything is grasped; a handle or gripe; as, the grip of a sword.
4. A device for grasping or holding fast to something.
\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.
\Grip\, n.
1. Specif., an apparatus attached to a car for clutching a traction cable.
2. A gripsack; a hand bag; a satchel. [Colloq.]
3. (Med.) The influenza; grippe.

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