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grippy

Syllabification: grip·py
Pronunciation: /ˈɡripē
 
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Definition of grippy in English:

adjective

(Of a wheel or shoe) able to grip a surface well: grippy, quiet tires
More example sentences
  • If it's dry you can do this route without gear, otherwise wear grippy footwear.
  • The tyres are very grippy when they're worn in a little, so it's nice to know you can slam the brakes on if you get the car totally out of shape and headed towards a gutter.
  • Water shoes, on the other hand, may not look sporty, but they're eminently sport-worthy, with features like grippy, sensitive soles, lacing systems for rough water, and exit valves for quick drying.

Words that rhyme with grippy

chippy, clippie, dippy, drippy, hippy, Lippi, lippy, Mississippi, nippy, slippy, snippy, tippy, trippy, whippy, Xanthippe, zippy

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