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1. grip

verb. ['ˈgrɪp'] hold fast or firmly.

Synonyms

  • twinge
  • seize
  • clutch
  • bite
  • pinch
  • tweet
  • seize with teeth
  • twitch
  • squeeze
  • nip

Antonyms

  • unclasp
  • incapability
  • reject
  • exclusion

Etymology

  • grippan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Grip

  • roundtrip
  • microchip
  • outstrip
  • unzip
  • strip
  • scripp
  • scrip
  • equip
  • whipp
  • whip
  • trippe
  • tripp
  • trip
  • stipp
  • snip
  • slip
  • skipp
  • skip
  • quipp
  • quip
  • klipp
  • flip
  • drip
  • crip
  • clip
  • blip
  • zipp
  • zip
  • yip
  • tipp

Example sentences of the word grip


1. Noun, singular or mass
Turn the rifle upside down and slide open the grip cap toward the rear of the rifle.

2. Verb, base form
Although the material is smooth, it is not slick and is easy to grip.

3. Noun, plural
Squeezing a tennis ball improves grip while strengthening hand and finger muscles.

Quotes containing the word grip


1. There aren't any syringes."Red Sox came over and held a sterile pack out. When she tried to take it from him, he kept a grip on the thing. "I know you'll use this wisely.""Wisely?"She snapped the syringe out of his hand. "No, I'm going to poke him in the eye with it. Because that's what they trained me to do in medical school.
- J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

2. Aside from the obvious, Francesca, what do you want in return for supplying information?” Bones asked, getting back to the subject. “You to take me,” she replied at once. “Not gonna happen!” I spat, squeezing him possessively. Three sets of widened eyes fixed on me. That’s when I realized that what I had a firm grip on was no longer his hand.
- Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave

3. Butch tightened his grip on his cell and wished there were an app that let you reach through a phone and bitch slap someone.
- J.R. Ward, Lover Unleashed

2. grip

noun. ['ˈgrɪp'] the act of grasping.

Synonyms

  • grasping
  • embracement
  • clutch
  • choke hold
  • wrestling hold
  • clutches
  • prehension
  • seizing
  • grasp
  • embrace
  • embracing
  • clasp
  • taking hold
  • chokehold
  • hold

Antonyms

  • overstock
  • understock
  • irregular
  • disrepute

Etymology

  • grippan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. grip

verb. ['ˈgrɪp'] to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match.

Synonyms

  • grapple
  • clutch
  • seize

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • powerlessness
  • outfield
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • grippan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. grip

verb. ['ˈgrɪp'] to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe.

Synonyms

  • transfix
  • fascinate
  • interest

Antonyms

  • unpack
  • inexpedient
  • give
  • addition

Etymology

  • grippan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. grip

noun. ['ˈgrɪp'] a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes.

Synonyms

  • Gladstone bag
  • weekender
  • traveling bag
  • overnight bag
  • Gladstone
  • luggage
  • gripsack
  • garment bag
  • overnight case
  • bag
  • portmanteau
  • carpetbag
  • travelling bag
  • overnighter
  • suitcase

Antonyms

  • rear
  • derestrict
  • deny
  • enable

Etymology

  • grippan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. grip

noun. ['ˈgrɪp'] the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it.

Synonyms

  • ladle
  • stock
  • racket
  • aspergill
  • handgrip
  • briefcase
  • knob
  • cutlery
  • frypan
  • spatula
  • appendage
  • gunstock
  • cheese cutter
  • frying pan
  • ax handle
  • broom handle
  • aspersorium
  • skillet
  • saddlebow
  • luggage
  • handlebar
  • handset
  • racquet
  • handbarrow
  • stem
  • broomstick
  • teacup
  • mop handle
  • watering pot
  • hold
  • handle
  • rake handle
  • lumber
  • bat
  • hand tool
  • brush
  • crop
  • hoe handle
  • edge tool
  • baseball bat
  • hilt
  • umbrella
  • watering can
  • pommel
  • spigot
  • cricket bat
  • axe handle
  • saucepan
  • baggage
  • handcart
  • French telephone
  • rug beater
  • coffeepot
  • carrycot
  • cart
  • carpet beater
  • eating utensil
  • faucet
  • mug
  • pushcart
  • panhandle
  • haft
  • go-cart
  • helve
  • shank

Antonyms

  • surrender
  • exclude
  • start
  • let

Etymology

  • grippan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. grip

noun. ['ˈgrɪp'] worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made.

Synonyms

  • skilled worker
  • trained worker

Antonyms

  • fauna
  • stand still
  • dirty

Etymology

  • grippan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. grip

noun. ['ˈgrɪp'] the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road).

Synonyms

  • friction
  • traction
  • rubbing

Antonyms

  • disunion
  • noncomprehensive
  • man
  • push

Etymology

  • grippan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. grip

noun. ['ˈgrɪp'] a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place.

Synonyms

  • hairgrip
  • hairpin

Antonyms

  • lose
  • discontinue
  • let go of

Etymology

  • grippan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. grip

noun. ['ˈgrɪp'] an intellectual hold or understanding.

Synonyms

  • grasp
  • influence

Antonyms

  • right
  • disorganise
  • disorganize

Etymology

  • grippan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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