Translation of grip in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (hold) he has a tight gripagarra con fuerzashe held his arm in a strong griplo tenía agarrado or asido fuertemente del brazohe changed his grip (Sport)cambió la forma en que tomaba or (especially Spain) cogía la raqueta ( or el bate etc)grip
onsomethingkeep a good grip on the baragárrate bien de la barrahe kept a firm grip on expensesllevaba un rígido control de los gastosshe managed to get a grip on the match in the third setconsiguió dominar el partido en el tercer sethe never got a grip on the jobno pudo con el trabajoget a grip on yourself!¡contrólate!he lost his grip on the ropese le escapó la cuerdahe has lost his grip on realityha perdido contacto con la realidadshe's losing her grip on the situationestá perdiendo el control de la situaciónhe tightened his grip on my neckme apretó más el cuellothe company has tightened its grip on the marketla empresa se ha afianzado en su dominio del mercadothe region is in the grip of an epidemicuna epidemia asola la regiónthe country was in the grip of a general strikeuna huelga general paralizaba al paísthe blackmailer had me in his gripel chantajista me tenía en sus garrasto come/get to grips with somethinghe soon got to grips with the new systemenseguida aprendió el nuevo sistemaI never managed to get to grips with the subjectnunca llegué a entender del todo el temashe still hasn't come to grips with the situationtodavía 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 tightly
agarrarla agarró fuertemente del brazo1.2 (have hold of)(rope/rail/arm)1.3 (adhere to) these tires grip the road well
sujetarestos neumáticos tienen buena adherencia or buen agarre1.4 (overwhelm) he was gripped by panicel pánico se apoderó de él1.5 (interest) the play failed to grip the audience
fue 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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