Synonyms of grip


1. clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold, grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension

usage: 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"

2. handle, grip, handgrip, hold, appendage

usage: 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"

3. bag, traveling bag, travelling bag, grip, suitcase, baggage, luggage

usage: a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"

4. grip, traction, adhesive friction, friction, rubbing

usage: the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)

5. grip, skilled worker, trained worker, skilled workman

usage: worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made

6. grip, grasp, influence

usage: 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"

7. bobby pin, hairgrip, grip, hairpin

usage: 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"


1. grip, seize, prehend, clutch

usage: hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"

2. grapple, grip, seize, prehend, clutch

usage: to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"

3. fascinate, transfix, grip, spellbind, interest

usage: to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"

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