Definition of gripping in English:


Syllabification: grip·ping
Pronunciation: /ˈgripiNG


  • Firmly holding the attention or interest; exciting: a gripping TV thriller
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    • Els was left with a four foot uphill putt, which he made to complete a gripping finale.
    • The story of every convert to Judaism is a gripping tale of spiritual discovery.
    • The superb single-player option is supplemented by a gripping two-player versus mode.



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  • The fiercely clever and passionate Syracuse University student's rite of passage into adulthood is grippingly told as she battles to join the sisterhood that eventually cruelly rejects her.
  • And when that hijack scene finally arrives, it really is terrific - a grippingly tense ordeal that unlocks a lot of pent-up energy in the movie itself.
  • Because this play focuses on everyone's relationship with God, human foibles aren't as grippingly dramatized as they might be.

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