English - Vietnamese Dictionary
grip /grip/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự cầm chặt, sự nắm chặt, sự ôm chặt, sự kẹp chặt; sự kìm kẹp
- to keep a tigh grip on one's horse: kẹp chặt lấy mình ngựa
- in the grip of poverty: trong sự o ép của cảnh nghèo
- sự thu hút (sự chú ý)
- to lose one's grip on one's audience: không thu hút được sự chú ý của người nghe nữa
- sự hiểu thấu, sự nắm vững, sự am hiểu
- to have a good grip of a problem: nắm vững vấn đề
- to have a good grip of the situation: am hiểu tình hình
- tay phanh (xe cộ), tay hãm (máy móc...)
- báng (súng); chuôi, cán (đồ dùng)
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) (như) gripsack
- to be at grips
- giáp lá cà; ở thế ghì chặt (quyền Anh)
- to come to grips
- đánh giáp lá cà; ghì chặt (quyền Anh)
- ngoại động từ
- nắm chặt, ôm chặt, kẹp chặt
- to grip something in a vice: kẹp chặt vật gì vào êtô
- thu hút (sự chú ý)
- the speaker grip ed the attention of his audience: diễn giả thu hút được sự chú ý của người nghe
- nội động từ
- kép chặt; ăn (phanh)
- the brakes did not grip: phanh không ăn
+the act of grasping
+the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
+a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
+the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
+worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
+a firm controlling influence
+a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place
+hold fast or firmly
+to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
+to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
Advanced English Dictionary
1 hold, grasp, clutch, handgrip, clasp, hand-clasp:
Losing his grip on the rope, he plummeted into the abyss.
2 control, command, hold, mastery; authority, influence, power, rule, domination, sovereignty, tenure, dominion, suzerainty, custody:
Peter is losing his grip on reality. The dictator kept a tight grip on the people right up to his death
3 grasp, understanding, apprehension, comprehension, sense, sensitivity, feel, feeling, awareness, perception, view, Slang US handle:
Skerry is having trouble getting a grip on what you plan to do.
4 handgrip, valise, (travelling or overnight) bag, case, satchel, suitcase, Brit holdall, US and Canadian carry-all:
I got off the plane in New York, but my grip went on to Detroit.
5 come or get to grips with. tackle, confront, approach, handle, meet (head on), undertake, grapple or contend with, cope or deal with, face:
We must come to grips with the problem of Cassandra.
6 grasp, clutch, clasp, hold, seize:
He gripped the handle of the revolver more tightly.
7 engross, engage, hold, fascinate, enthral, entrance, absorb, mesmerize, hypnotize, spellbind, rivet:
Just at the gripping climax, the reel broke and the film stopped.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [C, usually sing.] ~ (on sb/sth) an act of holding sb/sth tightly; a particular way of doing this: Keep a tight grip on the rope. + to loosen / release / relax your grip + She tried to get a grip on the icy rock. + The climber slipped and lost her grip. + She struggled from his grip. + Try adjusting your grip on the racket.
control / power
2 [sing.] ~ (on sb/sth) control or power over sb/sth: The home team took a firm grip on the game in the second half. + Our main objective now is to tighten the grip we have on the market. + The Prime Minister needs to keep a tight grip on his party.
3 [sing.] ~ (on sth) an understanding of sth: I couldn't get a grip on what was going on. + You need to keep a good grip on reality in this job.
moving without slipping
4 [U] the ability of sth to move over a surface without slipping: These tyres give the bus better grip in slippery conditions. + This type of sole gives good grip on snow and ice.
stops hands slipping
5 [C] a part of sth that has a special surface so that it can be held without the hands slipping: the grip on a golf club + a rubber / plastic grip
6 [C] (BrE) = HAIRGRIP
job in the movies
7 [C] a person who prepares and moves the cameras, and sometimes the lighting equipment, when a film/movie is being made
8 [C] (old-fashioned) a large soft bag, used when travelling
Idioms: come / get to grips with sth to begin to understand and deal with sth difficult: I'm slowly getting to grips with the language + They have so far failed to come to grips with the ecological problems.
get / take a grip (on yourself) to improve your behaviour or control your emotions after being afraid, upset or angry: I have to take a grip on myself, he told himself firmly. + (informal) Get a grip (= make an effort to control your emotions)!
in the grip of sth experiencing sth unpleasant that cannot be stopped: a country in the grip of recession
lose your grip (on sth) to become unable to understand or control a situation: Sometimes I feel I'm losing my grip.
+ verb (-pp-)
1 to hold sth tightly: [VN] 'Please don't go,' he said, gripping her arm. + [V] She gripped on to the railing with both hands.
interest / excite
2 [VN] to interest or excite sb; to hold sb's attention: The book grips you from start to finish. + I was totally gripped by the story.
See also - GRIPPING
have powerful effect
3 [VN] (of an emotion or a situation) to have a powerful effect on sb/sth: I was gripped by a feeling of panic. + A sudden fear gripped me. + Terrorism has gripped the country for the past two years.
move / hold without slipping
4 to hold onto or to move over a surface without slipping: [VN] tyres that grip the road [also V](also grip) (both BrE) (AmE bobby pin)
a small thin piece of metal or plastic folded in the middle, used by women for holding their hair in place
1 hold on sth
firm, good, secure, strong, tight | cruel, crushing, fierce, iron, painful, punishing, vice-like
Her upper arms were seized in an iron grip.
VERB + GRIP
He still had a firm grip on my arm.
| get, take
Taking a tight grip on the hook, he began to pull it towards himself.
Keep a secure grip on the rope at all times.
She slipped and lost her grip of the rope.
Robert tightened his grip on her shoulder.
| loosen, relax, release, slacken
GRIP + VERB
tighten | loosen, relax, slacken
His grip slackened and she tore herself away.
in a/sb's ~
Hold the microphone in a firm grip. She was powerless in his vice-like grip.
| ~ on
She relaxed her grip on the door frame.
firm, iron, powerful, strong, tight, vice-like
VERB + GRIP
The Church does not have a strong grip on the population.
| get, take
The government needs to get a grip on this problem. (informal) Get a grip! (= take control of yourself, your life, etc.)
We need to keep a tight grip on costs.
| strengthen, tighten
They managed to strengthen their grip on the southern part of the country.
(informal) Sometimes I feel I'm losing my grip (= losing control of my life, etc.)
in sth's ~
Winter still held them in its iron grip. a country in the grip of recession
| ~ on
The government does not seem to have a very firm grip on the economy.
come/get to grips with sth
(= to begin to take control of sth or understand sth difficult)I'm slowly getting to grips with the language.
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