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English definition of “grip”

grip

verb [T] (INTEREST)    /ɡrɪp/ (-pp-)
C2 to keep someone's attention completely: This trial has gripped the whole nation. I was gripped throughout the entire two hours of the film.Inspiration and inspiring
(Definition of grip verb (INTEREST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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