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noun grip pronunciation in British English /ɡrɪp/
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  1. 1
    [singular] a firm strong hold
    Marguerite took my hand in a surprisingly strong grip.
    tighten your grip: Pete tightened his grip on her arm.
    release/loosen your grip: She loosened her grip on the steering-wheel.
    1. a.
      [singular/uncountable] if shoes or tyres have grip, they hold a surface firmly and so do not slip
      I need some winter boots with a better grip.
  2. 2
    [singular] power and control over someone or something
    grip on: The President struggled to regain his grip on power.
    The church no longer has a strong grip on the population.



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