It also helps explain why so many companies in turnaround situations are gripped by inertia.
The man, gripped by curiosity, drills a hole to discover what the pipe carries.
Or are they gripped by some kind of apocalyptic delusion, some dream of messianism achieved by global destruction?
Sections of the southern part of the country have been gripped by a famine that has already killed an estimated 29,000 children.
Or else face the violent realities that had gripped Tunisia and Egypt.
He gripped her wrists and pulled the bag roughly from her hand.
My heart almost stopped beating, gripped by triumph and horror.
Heldon Foyle put his whistle between his teeth and gripped the heavy chair with both hands.
Kingozi's heart bounded, and his knuckles whitened as he gripped his rifle.
The work is gripped by the jaws J which can be moved in or out to accommodate various diameters.
Old English grippan "to grip, seize, obtain" (class I strong verb; past tense grap, past participle gripen), from West Germanic *gripjan (cf. Old High German gripfen "to rob," Old English gripan "to seize;" see gripe). Related: Gripped; gripping. French gripper "to seize," griffe "claw" are Germanic loan-words.
fusion of Old English gripe "grasp, clutch" and gripa "handful, sheaf" (see grip (v.)). Meaning "stage hand" is from 1888, from their work shifting scenery.
[second sense a shortening of gripsack]