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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English grippan

Verb

Infinitive
to grip

Third person singular
grip

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to grip (third-person singular simple present grip, present participle p, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (transitive) To take hold, particularly with the hand.
    That suitcase is heavy, so grip the handle firmly.
    The glue will begin to grip within five minutes.
    After a few slips, the tires gripped the pavement.
  2. (transitive) To help or assist, particularly in an emotional sense.
    He grips me.
  3. (intransitive) To do something with another that makes you happy/gives you relief
    Let’s grip (get a coffee, hang, take a break, see a movie, etc.)
Translations

Etymology 2

An amalgam of Old English gripe (grasp, hold) (cognate with German Griff) and Old English gripa (handful) (cognate with Swedish grepp).

Noun

Singular
grip

Plural
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  1. A hold or way of holding, particularly with the hand.
    It's good to have a firm grip when shaking hands.
    The ball will move differently depending on the grip used when throwing it.
  2. A handle or other place to grip.
    There are several good grips on the northern face of this rock.
  3. (film production) A person responsible for handling equipment on the set.
  4. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A lot of something.
    That is a grip of cheese.
  5. (archaic) Influenza, flu. (Alternative spelling of grippe.)
    She has the grip.
  6. (archaic) A small travelling-bag.
  7. Assistance; help or encouragement.
    He gave me a grip.
  8. A helpful, interesting, admirable, or inspiring person.
    You're a real grip.
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Albanian

Noun

grip m.

  1. The flu, influenza

Romansch

Noun

grip

  1. rock

Swedish

Noun

grip

  1. griffin

Verb

grip (imperative of gripa)

  1. catch

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