English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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.
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"
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
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"
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
bag, traveling bag, travelling bag, grip, suitcasenoun
a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
"he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
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
grip, traction, adhesive frictionnoun
the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
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"
clutch, compass, traction, bag, clench, bobby pin, range, travelling bag, reach, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, adhesive friction, hairgrip, clasp, traveling bag, clutches, grasp, suitcase
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"
hold fast or firmly
"He gripped the steering wheel"
to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
"the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
fascinate, transfix, grip, spellbindverb
to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
"The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
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
Influenza, flu∞, see there
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How to use grip in a sentence?
This technology goes beyond available prostheses, in which the artificial digits, or fingers, moved as a single unit to make a grabbing motion, like one used to grip a tennis ball.
I am putting the prime minister on notice that he has got to get a grip and restore public confidence in the government's handling of the epidemic, if we see a sharp rise in the R rate, the infection rate ... responsibility for that falls squarely at the door of No 10. We all know the public have made huge sacrifices. This mismanagement of the last few weeks is the responsibility of the government.
I am keen on the success of any president because his success is our success... but the attitude I'm seeing of using a security grip or reproducing the police state will not be productive, when political parties are absent, NGOs are absent, local media is being crushed, international media too... is that a sign of a healthy environment in which a country can flourish?
Tracks are excellent for this use case because they have a very large footprint, which makes it near impossible to tilt, and they are also very smooth so it doesn't feel like you're driving up stairs, so it just feels like you're driving up a ramp because they're so flat and they adapt to the stair profile. So it doesn't matter if the stair is wooden or metal or glass, the tracks they grip and there's no danger of slipping.
Seeing where he is now, being able to move his arms or just grip something, that to me is a huge improvement. The walking into the room and a hands coming out to give you a handshake. It’s that kind of stuff.
Translations for grip
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- agafar, empunyarCatalan, Valencian
- sevření, stisk, uchopení, rukojeť, držadloCzech
- greifen, festhalten, GriffGerman
- ote, kahvaFinnish
- poignée, saisir, agripperFrench
- つかむ, 掴むJapanese
- چنگ, دهسکKurdish
- sagrābt, satvert, tvēriensLatvian
- kākati, kākatitangaMāori
- зграпчува, стисок, зафат, фаќа, рачка, стиска, фатMacedonian
- grip, grijpen, handvat, greep, begripDutch
- segurar, agarrarPortuguese
- схватить, схватывание, сжать, сжатие, хватка, стискивать, захват, стиснуть, зажатие, удерживание, ручка, держание, хватать, сжимать, рукояткаRussian
- gripa, grepp, handslagSwedish
- nắm, giữ chặt, nắm chặtVietnamese
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