Definition of "grip" [grip]

  • A tight hold; a firm grasp: a drowning swimmer now safely in the grip of a lifeguard. (noun)
  • The pressure or strength of such a grasp: a wrestler with an unmatched grip. (noun)
  • A manner of grasping and holding: The crate afforded no comfortable grip. (noun)
  • Intellectual hold; understanding: a good grip on French history. (noun)
  • Ability to function properly or well; competence: getting a grip on the new technique. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grip" in a sentence
  • "Places in hydraulic clamp which holds the shaft; the grip is attached to the shaft."
  • "(END VIDEO CLIP) MOOS: Occupational therapists offer tips to prevent strain from what they call grip and grin."
  • "Dis new name what they call grip is pleurisy-cold -- putrid sore-throat is called somethin '-- yes, diptheria."