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noun as in perception, understanding

verb as in hold tightly

verb as in entrance, enchant

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You get a bevel range of up to 45 degrees and the horizontal handle and clamping system helps you get a good grip on your lumber as you cut down.

Pitchers use the detailed images to refine pitch grips to optimize movement.

Researchers have now used creative cuts to help shoes get a grip.

The new high, which smashes that 32-year record, comes on the heels of a historically hot May around the globe, and especially in Siberia, which is in the grips of an ongoing heat wave.

The most sensitive experiment will be the first to run into the unexpected, and XENON continues to maintain a solid grip on that prized pole position.

Hillary retains an iron grip on second place for the Democratic presidential nomination.

And why did the Western Powers lose their grip in such a spectacular fashion in the decade following the end of the war?

“They think Putin is the only evil in Russia and dream about getting rid of him,” he said, tightening his grip on the wheel.

How is he dealing with both parts of his life escaping his grip?

Tamaulipas is notorious as a state caught in the iron grip of organized crime.

As men fixed in the grip of nightmare, we were powerless—unable to do anything but wait.

Their glances met, she holding him always at arm's length by that grip upon his shoulders, a grip that was firm and nervous.

But the grip was immovable, and he found himself staring into the unemotional face of Seton Pasha.

Pattison leaned over the door at the front of the car, and brought out a big leather grip.

His attitude was somewhat devil-may-care, his grip on life itself seemed slipping.


On this page you'll find 165 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grip, such as: constraint, grasp, restraint, anchor, brace, and catch.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.