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grip

[ɡrɪp]

  1. N

    1. (=handclasp) apretón m (de manos)

    2. (fig)

    3. (=handle) asidero m , asa f ; [of weapon] empuñadura f

    4. (=bag) maletín m , bolsa f

  2. VT

    1. (=hold) agarrar, asir; [+ weapon] empuñar; [+ hands] apretar, estrechar

    2. (fig) (=enthrall) fascinar; [fear] apoderarse de

  3. [wheel] agarrarse

Examples from texts

His hand still grasped Cato's and the powerful grip was almost painful as he struggled to keep a hold on the living world even as death gradually drew him away.
Su mano seguía agarrada a la de Cato con tanta fuerza que casi le hacía daño, y trataba desesperadamente de aferrarse al mundo de los vivos mientras que la muerte se lo llevaba poco a poco.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
I went to my father and releasing his hands from their grip on the edge of the trolley, eased him down on to the carpet.
Me acerqué a mi padre y, soltándole las manos del asa del carrito le fui acostando poco a poco en la alfombra.
Ishiguro, Kadzuo / The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kadzuo / Los Restos Del Dia
Los Restos Del Dia
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
© 1989 by Kazuo Ishiguro
'Oh,' said Sonali, She had a sudden vision.of Romen standing at the far end of the horseshoe-shaped bar, tall, burly and balding, hunched over the club's telephone, holding the mouthpiece in that awkward fumbling grip of his.
-Ah -dijo Sonali. Tuvo una súbita visión de Romen, de pie al fondo de la barra en forma de herradura, alto, fornido y algo calvo, inclinado sobre el teléfono del club, que sostenía con aquella torpeza tan típica de él.
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
A second blow from the buckler smashed into the man's face and he went down on the grass, weapon slipping from his grip as he clutched at his nose and eyes.
Un segundo golpe de escudo le dio en la cara y le hizo caer sobre la hierba; el arma se le escapó de las manos cuando se agarró con ellas la nariz y los ojos.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
That must take the form of a strap or a hand-grip or hand-grips.
Este sistema consistirá en una correa y uno o varios agarraderos.
In the fourth exposure week sensory reactivity to stimuli of different types (e.g. auditory, visual and proprioceptive stimuli), assessment of grip strength and motor activity assessment should be conducted.
En la cuarta semana de exposición deben evaluarse la receptividad sensorial frente a estímulos de distintos tipos (por ejemplo, auditivos, visuales y propioceptivos), la fuerza de prensión y la actividad motriz.
His grip was firm and dry.
Su apretón era firme y seco.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
Z surged forward, locking a vise grip on Phury's shoulder.
Z se inclinó hacia delante, apretando como una prensa los hombros de Phury.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
The big woman grabbed Baedecker's hand and arm again in a tight grip.
La mujer corpulenta volvió a estrechar la mano y el brazo de Baedecker.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
Father Carrasco furrowed his brow and headed resolutely toward the place the noise was coming from, gripping the baseball bat in two hands, as if he were about to step up to the plate.
El padre Carrasco arrugó el ceño y se dirigió sin vacilar hacia el lugar del que provenía el ruido con el bate de béisbol sujeto con las dos manos, en actitud, precisamente, de batear.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
While he gripped her knees, she fell into a good, slow ride.
Cuando él agarró sus rodillas, ella empezó a montarlo lentamente.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
Tanner froze, a hunting knife gripped expertly in his left hand, and a look in his eyes that said he had every intention of using it.
Tanner se quedó paralizado, empuñando hábilmente un cuchillo de caza en la mano izquierda y mirándolo con una expresión que indicaba que estaba decidido a usarlo.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
And the one who was awake looked at me, gripping the magazine as if he was afraid someone would take it from him, and then he looked away and kept reading, as if, I thought then, there was anything to read in Cesárea Tinajero's wretched magazine.
Y el que estaba despierto me miró, tenía la revista bien agarrada, como si se la fueran a quitar, y luego dejó de mirarme y siguió con la lectura, como si hubiera algo que leer, pensé entonces, en la maldita revista de Cesárea Tinajero.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
Blay gripped the knob and went again with the noise in the back of his throat.
Blay asió el pomo y volvió a hacer aquel ruido con la parte de atrás de la garganta.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
He wrapped his hand around hers like a vise and twisted their grips until he cried out.
Él le envolvió la mano con la suya como un tornillo y retorció sus puños hasta que gritó.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006

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grip1/7
ɡrɪpMasculine nounapretón (de manos)Examples

he lost his grip on the branch — se le escapó la rama de las manos, la rama se le fue de las manos

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Collocations

grip and pinch strength
fuerza de prensión
be gripped by
ser presa de
come to grips with
abordar
come to grips with
entender

Word forms

grip

verb
Basic forms
Pastgripped
Imperativegrip
Present Participle (Participle I)gripping
Past Participle (Participle II)gripped
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I gripwe grip
you gripyou grip
he/she/it gripsthey grip
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am grippingwe are gripping
you are grippingyou are gripping
he/she/it is grippingthey are gripping
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have grippedwe have gripped
you have grippedyou have gripped
he/she/it has grippedthey have gripped
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been grippingwe have been gripping
you have been grippingyou have been gripping
he/she/it has been grippingthey have been gripping
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I grippedwe gripped
you grippedyou gripped
he/she/it grippedthey gripped
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was grippingwe were gripping
you were grippingyou were gripping
he/she/it was grippingthey were gripping
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had grippedwe had gripped
you had grippedyou had gripped
he/she/it had grippedthey had gripped
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been grippingwe had been gripping
you had been grippingyou had been gripping
he/she/it had been grippingthey had been gripping
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will gripwe shall/will grip
you will gripyou will grip
he/she/it will gripthey will grip
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be grippingwe shall/will be gripping
you will be grippingyou will be gripping
he/she/it will be grippingthey will be gripping
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have grippedwe shall/will have gripped
you will have grippedyou will have gripped
he/she/it will have grippedthey will have gripped
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been grippingwe shall/will have been gripping
you will have been grippingyou will have been gripping
he/she/it will have been grippingthey will have been gripping
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would gripwe should/would grip
you would gripyou would grip
he/she/it would gripthey would grip
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be grippingwe should/would be gripping
you would be grippingyou would be gripping
he/she/it would be grippingthey would be gripping
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have grippedwe should/would have gripped
you would have grippedyou would have gripped
he/she/it would have grippedthey would have gripped
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been grippingwe should/would have been gripping
you would have been grippingyou would have been gripping
he/she/it would have been grippingthey would have been gripping
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am grippedwe are gripped
you are grippedyou are gripped
he/she/it is grippedthey are gripped
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being grippedwe are being gripped
you are being grippedyou are being gripped
he/she/it is being grippedthey are being gripped
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been grippedwe have been gripped
you have been grippedyou have been gripped
he/she/it has been grippedthey have been gripped
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was grippedwe were gripped
you were grippedyou were gripped
he/she/it was grippedthey were gripped
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being grippedwe were being gripped
you were being grippedyou were being gripped
he/she/it was being grippedthey were being gripped
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been grippedwe had been gripped
you had been grippedyou had been gripped
he/she/it had been grippedthey had been gripped
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be grippedwe shall/will be gripped
you will be grippedyou will be gripped
he/she/it will be grippedthey will be gripped
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been grippedwe shall/will have been gripped
you will have been grippedyou will have been gripped
he/she/it will have been grippedthey will have been gripped

grip

noun
SingularPlural
Common casegripgrips
Possessive casegrip'sgrips'