gripping

grip VERB (gripped, gripping) 1) take and keep a firm hold of; grasp tightly. 2) deeply affect or afflict. 3) hold the attention or interest of.
NOUN 1) a firm hold. 2) intellectual understanding. 3) a part or attachment by which something is held in the hand. 4) a travelling bag. 5) a stage hand in a theatre. 6) a member of a camera crew responsible for moving and setting up equipment.
come (or get) to grips with — Cf. ↑get to grips with
lose one's grip — Cf. ↑lose one's grip
DERIVATIVES gripper noun gripping adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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