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

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

SYNONYMS
stagehand, theatrical assistant

Phrases

    come to grips with

    ‘the committee has failed to come to grips with the 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