grip
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
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
Synonym: handgrip, handle, hold
noun.
a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
he carried his small bag onto the plane with him
noun.
the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
noun.
worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
noun.
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
Synonym: grasp
noun.
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
verb.
hold fast or firmly
He gripped the steering wheel
verb.
to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
the two men grappled with each other for several minutes
Synonym: grapple
verb.
to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
The snake charmer fascinates the cobra