grip


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grip \Grip\, v. t. [From Grip a grasp; or P. gripper to seize;
   -- of German origin. See Gripe, v. t.]
   To give a grip to; to grasp; to gripe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grip \Grip\, n. [L. gryps, gryphus. See Griffin, Grype.]
   (Zool.)
   The griffin. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grip \Grip\, n. [Cf. AS. grip furrow, hitch, D. greb.]
   A small ditch or furrow. --Ray.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grip \Grip\, v. t.
   To trench; to drain.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grip \Grip\, n. [AS. gripe. Cf. Grip, v. t., Gripe, v. t.]
   1. An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength
      in grasping.
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   2. A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of
      a secret association recognize or greet, one another; as,
      a masonic grip.
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   3. That by which anything is grasped; a handle or gripe; as,
      the grip of a sword.
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   4. A device for grasping or holding fast to something.
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   5. Specif., an apparatus attached to a car for clutching a
      traction cable.
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   6. A gripsack; a hand bag; a satchel or suitcase. [Colloq.]
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   7. (Med.) The influenza; grippe.
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