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verb grip pronunciation in American English /ɡrɪp/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlegripping
past tensegripped
past participlegripped
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to hold something tightly
    She gripped Frank’s hand firmly to show her support.
    Although the car was stationary, his hands were still gripping the wheel.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to have a strong effect on someone
    A feeling of fear gripped the crowd.
    Britain was still gripped by recession.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to keep someone very interested in something
    The case has gripped the public because of the celebrities involved.


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