grip synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term grip:


Princeton's WordNet

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

    the act of grasping

    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, grip, 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

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, 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

    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, grip, 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, grip, 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

    Synonyms:
    clutch, compass, traction, bag, clench, bobby pin, range, travelling bag, reach, grip, 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

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, 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

    Synonyms:
    fascinate, transfix, grapple, spellbind

  9. grapple, gripverb

    to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match

    Synonyms:
    make do, get by, transfix, spellbind, grip, 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

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

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.

    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

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

    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gripnoun

    Synonyms:
    [Low.] grasp, gripe, clutch, clasp

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

puño, right-of-way, fist, stranglehold, adhesion, apocalypse, asa, control, prey, ferrule, yoke

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. grip

    Synonyms:
    Influenza, flu∞, see there



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