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Marguerite took my hand in a surprisingly strong grip.
Pete tightened his grip on her arm.
She loosened her grip on the steering-wheel.
I need some winter boots with a better grip.
The President struggled to regain his grip on power.
The church no longer has a strong grip on the population.
The country was in the grip of an economic crisis.
The forest is still in the grip of winter.
We need to get a grip on how dangerous this situation is.
For goodness' sake, get a grip on yourself.
So far we have failed to come to grips with the magnitude of this problem.
Are you starting to lose your grip on reality?
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American English version of definition of grip
a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
a small round hat worn by Jewish men
an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …
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Definition of grip from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.