grip

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grip is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
grip

Third-person singular
grips

Past tense
gripped

Past participle
gripped

Present participle
gripping

A person gripping two sticks
  1. Someone grips a thing by holding it tightly in their hand.
    He gripped the rope and pulled.


Noun[change]

Singular
grip

Plural
grips

  1. A hold or a way of holding something
    It's good to have a firm grip when shaking hands.
    The ball will move differently depending on the grip used when throwing it.
  2. A handle or a place to grip.
    There are several good grips on the northern face of this rock.