grip

grip1 [grıp] n
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1¦(firm hold)¦
2¦(power)¦
3¦(understanding)¦
4 come/get to grips with something
5 lose your grip
6 get/take a grip on yourself
7 Get a grip
8 be in the grip of something
9¦(stop something slipping)¦
10¦(for hair)¦
11¦(cameraman)¦
12¦(bag)¦
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1.) ¦(FIRM HOLD)¦ [C usually singular]
the way you hold something tightly, or your ability to do this
Hold the microphone in a firm grip and keep it still.
She felt her wrist caught in a vice-like grip .
Don't loosen your grip on the rope or you'll fall.
He released his grip and stepped back.
2.) ¦(POWER)¦ [singular]
power and control over someone or something
have/keep a grip on sth
Stalin's determination to keep an iron grip on Eastern Europe
tighten/loosen/relax your grip (on sth)
By 1979 South Africa was tightening its grip on Namibia.
tight/firm/strong/iron etc grip
The recession could be avoided if business keeps a firm grip on its costs.
3.) ¦(UNDERSTANDING)¦ [singular]
an understanding of something
have/get a grip on sth
I'm just trying to get a grip on what's happening.
She was losing her grip on reality.
4.) come/get to grips with sth
to understand or deal with something difficult
I've never really got to grips with this new technology.
5.) lose your grip
to become less confident and less able to deal with a situation
I don't know what's the matter; I think I'm losing my grip.
6.) get/take a grip on yourself
to start to improve your behaviour or control your emotions when you have been very upset
Stop being hysterical and get a grip on yourself.
7.) Get a grip
spoken used in order to tell someone to control their emotions
For God's sake get a grip!
8.) be in the grip of sth
to be experiencing a very unpleasant situation that cannot be controlled or stopped
a country in the grip of famine
9.) ¦(STOP SOMETHING SLIPPING)¦
a)
a special part of a handle that has a rough surface so that you can hold it firmly without it slipping
My racquet needs a new grip.
b) [singular, U]
the ability of something to stay on a surface without slipping
boots which give a good grip
10.)¦(FOR HAIR)¦ BrE
11.) ¦(CAMERAMAN)¦ technical
someone whose job is to move the cameras around while a television show or film is being made
12.) ¦(BAG)¦ old-fashioned a bag or case used for travelling
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
firm/tight/good/strong grip
iron/vice-like grip (=a very strong grip)
tighten your grip (on something) (=hold something more tightly)
loosen/relax your grip (on something) (=hold something less tightly)
release your grip (on something) (=let go of something)
lose your grip (=accidentally let go of something)
get a grip (on something) (=hold something that is hard to hold firmly)
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grip 2
grip2 v past tense and past participle gripped present participle gripping
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1¦(hold tightly)¦
2¦(have a strong effect)¦
3¦(interest somebody)¦
4¦(not slip)¦
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[: Old English; Origin: grippan]
1.) ¦(HOLD TIGHTLY)¦ [T]
to hold something very tightly
I gripped the rail and tried not to look down.
grip sth tightly/firmly
The woman moved closer to Beth, gripping her arm tightly.
2.) ¦(HAVE A STRONG EFFECT)¦ [T]
to have a strong effect on someone or something
a country gripped by economic problems
Panic suddenly gripped me when it was my turn to speak.
3.) ¦(INTEREST SOMEBODY)¦ [T]
to hold someone's attention and interest
a story that really grips you
4.) ¦(NOT SLIP)¦ [I and T]
if something grips a surface, it stays on it without slipping
Radial tires grip the road well.
→↑gripping

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