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Meaning of grip

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  grip
      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},
           {grasp}, {grip}, {hold}]
      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}, {grip}, {handgrip}, {hold}]
      3: a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; "he
         carried his small bag onto the plane with him" [syn: {bag},
         {traveling bag}, {travelling bag}, {grip}, {suitcase}]
      4: the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves
         (as between an automobile tire and the road) [syn: {grip},
         {traction}, {adhesive friction}]
      5: worker who moves the camera around while a film or television
         show is being made
      6: an intellectual hold or understanding; "a good grip on French
         history"; "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: {grip}, {grasp}]
      7: a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used
         to hold bobbed hair in place; "in Britain they call a bobby
         pin a grip" [syn: {bobby pin}, {hairgrip}, {grip}]
      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}, {grip}]
      3: to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing
         terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra" [syn:
         {fascinate}, {transfix}, {grip}, {spellbind}]


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