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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of grasping; A portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; A flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; A firm controlling influence.

Usage examples (46)
  • Hold tenderly that which you cherish, for it is precious and a tight grip may crush it.
  • They kept a firm grip on the two top priorities
  • He was in the grip of a powerful emotion
  • It was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip for more
Tutoring comment
  • I certainly had a "gripe" (a complaint) when I got the "grippe" (the flu). Note: A "grip" is a strong grasp of something so the "grippe" (the flu) can have a "grip" (a strong hold) on me.
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