EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRIP

And when the wrenching at his forearms ceased he instantly relaxed his grip.

Only, I—I sort of lost my grip on the way here, with this man by my side.

Whereupon they shook hands with a grip that whitened their knuckles.

Peter slammed its door to, crushing them so that he loosed his grip, with a howl.

"Now put your hand up an' grip that rope that's hangin' there," commanded Brad.

He spoke rapidly, in the grip of his first impulse to shield her from what she had done.

He jerked his shoulder petulantly away from the grip of his questioner.

Sooner or later he would accomplish his purpose, get the grip that would win the battle.

The grip had been joined by two large canvas bags and a box.

Her ladyship closed upon my hand with a remarkable vigour of grip.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English grippan "to grip, seize, obtain" (class I strong verb; past tense grap, past participle gripen), from West Germanic *gripjan (cf. Old High German gripfen "to rob," Old English gripan "to seize;" see gripe). Related: Gripped; gripping. French gripper "to seize," griffe "claw" are Germanic loan-words.

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