Translation of grip in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (hold) See examples: he has a tight gripshe held his arm in a strong gripagarra con fuerzahe changed his grip (Sport)lo tenía agarrado or asido fuertemente del brazogripcambió la forma en que tomaba or (especially Spain) cogía la raqueta ( or el bate etc)
onsomethingkeep a good grip on the barhe kept a firm grip on expensesagárrate bien de la barrashe managed to get a grip on the match in the third setllevaba un rígido control de los gastoshe never got a grip on the jobconsiguió dominar el partido en el tercer setget a grip on yourself!no pudo con el trabajohe lost his grip on the rope¡contrólate!he has lost his grip on realityse le escapó la cuerdashe's losing her grip on the situationha perdido contacto con la realidadhe tightened his grip on my neckestá perdiendo el control de la situaciónthe company has tightened its grip on the marketme apretó más el cuellothe region is in the grip of an epidemicla empresa se ha afianzado en su dominio del mercadothe country was in the grip of a general strikeuna epidemia asola la regiónthe blackmailer had me in his gripuna huelga general paralizaba al paísto come/get to grips with somethinghe soon got to grips with the new systemel chantajista me tenía en sus garrasI never managed to get to grips with the subjectenseguida aprendió el nuevo sistemashe still hasn't come to grips with the situationnunca llegué a entender del todo el tematodavía no ha aceptado or asumido la situaciónExample sentences1.2 (of tires)
- They had another fine opportunity to take an early lead shortly afterwards as the home side failed to take a grip on the match.
- My nutritionist advised that in order to be in optimum health for conceiving a baby, I must take a grip on my addiction.
- Can there be a greater temptation for politicians than to have control of an asset that may ensure they keep a grip on power?
- The wheels rarely scrabble for grip even on the most treacherous surfaces.
- It also allows for more pattern contact to improve uphill grip without reducing glide.
- Some of my leather shoes had absolutely no grip.
- 2 (on handle)Example sentences
- The little guy managed to sidestep the front of the bike but got winged in the gut by one of the handlebar grips.
- In keeping with the gun's modular component design, other types of buttstocks and grips can he attached if desired.
- It had wide, angular handle bars; edgy, rubber hand grips; and fat tires with treads!
- 4 (bag) [dated]bolsa (feminine) de viajeExample sentences
- He has with him a grip containing clothing and papers.
- A policeman captured a burglar yesterday afternoon just in time to prevent his escaping with a grip containing part of the $1,000 haul made at a robbery on Saturday.
- He brought along a grip filled with a suit of extra clothing.
transitive verb -pp-
- 1.1 (take hold of)(rope/rail/arm)he gripped her arm tightly1.2 (have hold of)la agarró fuertemente del brazo(rope/rail/arm)1.3 (adhere to) See examples: these tires grip the road welltener agarrado1.4 (overwhelm) See examples: he was gripped by panicestos neumáticos tienen buena adherencia or buen agarre1.5 (interest) See examples: the play failed to grip the audienceel pánico se apoderó de élfue presa del pánicola obra no captó el interés del públicoExample sentences
- Her shoulders were straight and she was gripping her purse rather tightly, looking extremely strained.
- He sat straight as his hands gripped the steering wheel tightly.
- He grabbed her wrists and gripped them tightly.
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