Grip, n. A small ditch or furrow.
Grip n. Zool. The griffin. [Obs.]
Grip, v. t. To trench; to drain.
1. An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping.
2. A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of a secret association recognize or greet, one another; as, a masonic grip.
3. That by which anything is grasped; a handle or gripe; as, the grip of a sword.
4. A device for grasping or holding fast to something.
5. Specif., an apparatus attached to a car for clutching a traction cable.
6. A gripsack; a hand bag; a satchel or suitcase. [Colloq.]
7. Med. The influenza; grippe.
Grip, v. t. To give a grip to; to grasp; to gripe.
n 1: the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he
has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold
on the railing" [syn: clasp, clench, clutch, clutches,
2: the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in
order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the
handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good
grip" [syn: handle, handgrip, hold]
3: a portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes;
"he carried his small bag onto the plane with him" [syn: bag,
traveling bag, suitcase]
4: the friction between a body and the surface on which it
moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) [syn: traction,
5: worker who moves the camera around while a film or
television show is being made
6: a firm controlling influence; "they kept a firm grip on the
two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful
emotion"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp" [syn: grasp]
7: a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together;
used to hold bobbed hair in place; "in England they call a
bobby pin a grip" [syn: bobby pin, hairgrip]
v 1: hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"
2: to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men
grappled with each other for several minutes" [syn: grapple]
3: to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing
terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
[syn: fascinate, transfix, spellbind]
[also: gript, gripping, gripped]