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  1. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, hold

  2. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: handle, handhold

  3. [noun] a portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
    Synonyms: bag, traveling bag, suitcase

  4. [noun] the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
    Synonyms: traction, adhesive friction

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

  6. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: grasp

  7. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: bobby pin, hair

  8. [verb] hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"

  9. [verb] to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
    Synonyms: grapple

  10. [verb] to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
    Synonyms: fascinate, transfix, spellbind


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