2. An intellectual hold or understanding: Ronald had a good grip on how to operate his computer.
The teacher could hear the students gripe that they had too much homework to do.
The local doctor had a good grip on the current knowledge about the new strain of grippe which was causing many people to gripe about feeling ill.
2. The pressure or strength of holding something firmly: As Todd pulled the cart of dirt, he had to increase his grip in order to control it as he was going over the bumps to the place where he wanted to dump the soil.
3. Holding power or control of something: The military have a strong grip on the country's government and economy.
4. A small suitcase for traveling: Helena bought a bright orange grip to take with her on the weekend.
5. Someone who helps out on a theater set, moving scenery, etc.: Monroe's volunteer job was as a grip at the local drama theater.
Ernest gripped the hammer and started nailing the wood together.
As a reporter, Tracie's accounts of the murder trial gripped the reader's interest.2. To get and to maintain the interest and attention of another person or people: The storms and high temperatures have gripped the awareness of much of the world this summer.