Textual thesaurus for "grip"

(noun) grasp, hold, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches

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) bag, traveling bag, travelling bag, suitcase

a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes

he carried his small bag onto the plane with him

(noun) bobby pin, hairgrip

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

(noun) handgrip, handle, hold

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

(noun) grasp

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

(noun) adhesive friction, traction

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

(verb) grapple

to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match

the two men grappled with each other for several minutes

(verb) transfix, fascinate, spellbind

to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe

The snake charmer fascinates the cobra