Synonyms of grip in English:

grip


See definition of grip

verb

1‘she gripped the edge of the table’

SYNONYMS

grasp, clutch, hold, clasp, grasp hold of, lay hold of, take hold of, latch on to, grab, seize, clench, cling to, catch, catch at, get one's hands on, pluck

squeeze, press

archaic gripe

ANTONYMS

release, hold lightly

2‘Harry was gripped by a sneezing fit’

SYNONYMS

afflict, affect, take over, beset, rack, torment, convulse

3‘we were gripped by the drama’

SYNONYMS

engross, enthral, entrance, absorb, rivet, spellbind, hold spellbound, bewitch, fascinate, hold, catch, compel, mesmerize, arrest, ensnare, enrapture

interest, intrigue, engage, distract, divert, entertain, amuse

ANTONYMS

repel, bore


noun

1‘she never released her grip on the handrail’

SYNONYMS

grasp, hold, clutch, clasp, clench

archaic gripe

2‘the car's back wheels lost all grip on the slick surface’

SYNONYMS

traction, purchase, friction, adhesion, resistance

3‘he was in the grip of an obsession he was powerless to resist’

SYNONYMS

control, power, mastery, hold, stranglehold, clutches, domination, dominion, command, influence, possession

rule, tyranny, evil embrace

4‘he took Moran's hand in a firm grip’

SYNONYMS

handshake, hand grip, hand clasp

5‘he was having difficulty getting a grip on what she was saying’

SYNONYMS

understanding of, comprehension of, perception of, awareness of, grasp of, apprehension of, conception of, realization of, knowledge of, cognizance of, ken of, mastery of, command of

insight into, familiarity with

6‘she watched him pack his grip’

SYNONYMS

travelling bag, bag, holdall, overnight bag, overnighter, flight bag, kitbag, Gladstone bag, valise, portmanteau

7‘he was offered a job as a grip at the studio’

SYNONYMS

stagehand, theatrical assistant


Phrases

    come/get to grips with

      ‘it's time the council got to grips with this problem’

      SYNONYMS

      deal with, cope with, handle, grasp, grasp the nettle of

      tackle, undertake, take on, grapple with, contend with, close with

      face, face up to, meet head on, confront, encounter

      take the bit between one's teeth

      ANTONYMS

      avoid