gripverbuk /ɡrɪp/ us /ɡrɪp/ -pp-
grip verb (HOLD)
- Grip the top firmly and then twist it anti-clockwise.
- I was terrified when he suddenly gripped my throat in his hands.
- These two pieces of metal grip the wood, so you can saw through it.
- His hands were all greasy and he couldn't grip the wheel properly.
- Gripping the sides of the ladder tightly, she nervously climbed one step higher.
grip verb (INTEREST)
grip verb (EMOTION)
gripnounuk /ɡrɪp/ us /ɡrɪp/
grip noun (CONTROL)
- The Mafia has relaxed its grip on local businesses.
- No one seems to have a firm grip on the company at the moment.
- The demonstrations suggest that the president's grip on the country is loosening.
- The army has tightened its grip on the region.
- For several years the area has been in the grip of the rebel warlords.
grip noun (HOLD)
grip noun (BAG)