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Dictionary definition for: Grip

1. (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"

2. (v) hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"

3. (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 a good grip"

4. (v) to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"

5. (n) a portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"

6. (v) to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"

7. (n) the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)

8. (n) worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made

9. (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"

10. (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"

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