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Antonyms for grip
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grip

    To catch is to come up with or take possession of something departing, fugitive, or illusive. We catch a runaway horse, a flying ball, a mouse in a trap. We clutch with a swift, tenacious movement of the fingers; we grasp with a firm but moderate closure of the whole hand; we grip or gripe with the strongest muscular closure of the whole hand possible to exert. We clasp in the arms. We snatch with a quick, sudden, and usually a surprising motion. In the figurative sense, catch is used of any act that brings a person or thing into our power or possession; as, to catch a criminal in the act; to catch an idea, in the sense of apprehend or comprehend. Compare ARREST.

    Antonyms:
    fail of, fall short of, give up, let go, lose, miss, release, restore, throw aside, throw away

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, capture, catch, clasp, clutch, comprehend, discover, ensnare, entrap, grasp, gripe, lay hold of (on, upon), overtake, secure, seize, snatch, take, take hold of

    Preposition:
    To catch at a straw; to catch a fugitive by the collar; to catch a ball with the left hand; he caught the disease from the patient; the thief was caught in the act; the bird in the snare.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, holdnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    compass, bobby pin, detainment, batch, traveling bag, range, clutches, custody, reach, postponement, suitcase, clench, keep, clutch bag, time lag, grasp, clutch pedal, detention, handgrip, hairgrip, clasp, hold, clutch, appreciation, storage area, cargo area, traction, handle, travelling bag, cargo deck, wait, clinch, cargo hold, adhesive friction, delay, bag

  2. handle, grip, handgrip, holdnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, storage area, traction, bag, clench, bobby pin, travelling bag, delay, keep, detainment, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, adhesive friction, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, custody, hairgrip, clasp, cargo deck, traveling bag, clutches, grasp, time lag, suitcase, cargo hold

  3. bag, traveling bag, travelling bag, grip, suitcasenoun

    a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes

    "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"

    Synonyms:
    travelling bag, old bag, bag, dish, bobby pin, cup of tea, udder, handgrip, grasp, clutches, clasp, base, hold, adhesive friction, handle, pocketbook, purse, hairgrip, bagful, clutch, clench, traveling bag, traction, handbag, suitcase

  4. grip, traction, adhesive frictionnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    clutch, traction, bag, clench, bobby pin, travelling bag, handle, hold, handgrip, adhesive friction, hairgrip, clasp, traveling bag, clutches, grasp, suitcase

  5. gripnoun

    worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made

    Synonyms:
    clasp, bag, travelling bag, clench, hairgrip, suitcase, adhesive friction, handle, bobby pin, handgrip, traveling bag, clutches, grasp, hold, traction, clutch

  6. grip, graspnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, compass, traction, bag, clench, bobby pin, range, travelling bag, reach, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, adhesive friction, hairgrip, clasp, traveling bag, clutches, grasp, suitcase

  7. bobby pin, hairgrip, gripverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, traction, bag, clench, bobby pin, travelling bag, handle, hold, handgrip, adhesive friction, hairgrip, clasp, traveling bag, clutches, grasp, suitcase

  8. gripverb

    hold fast or firmly

    "He gripped the steering wheel"

    Synonyms:
    fascinate, transfix, grapple, spellbind

  9. grapple, gripverb

    to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match

    "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"

    Synonyms:
    make do, get by, transfix, spellbind, cope, fascinate, grapple, deal, manage, make out, contend

  10. fascinate, transfix, grip, spellbindverb

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

    "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"

    Synonyms:
    magnetize, beguile, mesmerize, enamour, entrance, capture, impale, spellbind, fascinate, enchant, charm, catch, intrigue, bewitch, becharm, magnetise, trance, transfix, grapple, enamor, spike, empale, captivate, mesmerise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gripnoun

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grasp, grippe

  2. gripnoun

    Synonyms:
    gripsack, valise, satchel, traveling-bag

  3. gripverb

    Synonyms:
    seize, clutch, grasp, clinch

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. grip

    Synonyms:
    Influenza, flu∞, see there

How to use grip in a sentence?

  1. Randal Taylor:

    I believe it is reasonable to believe that this gun is the individual's, it is a distinct-looking gun with an orange slide and an elongated grip. We are aware of photos showing the driver holding a similar distinctive weapon on social media sites.

  2. Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat:

    Nothing in all the world is so nonsensical and contradictory, save mortals, that is, who live in the grip of the superstitions of the past.

  3. Brian Pierce:

    The roads sound really weird, it seems there's a lack of grip, and my teeth hurt.

  4. Émile Durkheim:

    While the State becomes inflated and hypertrophied in order to obtain a firm enough grip upon individuals, but without succeeding, the latter, without mutual relationships, tumble over one another like so many liquid molecules, encountering no central energy to retain, fix and organize them.

  5. Joseph Votel:

    Today, we have liberated virtually all of that territory from the grip of these bloodthirsty monsters.

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