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English definition of “grip”

grip

verb [I/T]    /ɡrɪp/ (present participle -pp-)
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.
(Definition of grip verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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