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English definition of “grip”

grip

verb [I/T]  /ɡrɪp/ (present participle -pp-) us  
to hold something tightly, or stick to something: [T] The baby gripped my finger. [I] Worn tires don’t grip very well on wet roads. If an emotion grips you, you feel it strongly: [T] Brady was gripped by fear.

grip

noun [C usually sing]  /ɡrɪp/ us  
a way of holding something, or a tight hold: She has a strong/firm/weak grip. He lost his grip on Nancy’s arm. fig. They were in the grip of a tropical storm (= suffering its effects).
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