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Cliff felt his stride falter, saw Vilma stumble, and he hurled himself forward furiously, gripping her arm.
Peaceful Hart stood indecisively, and stared, one and gripping the back of his chair.
Only her anchor held her, such a little anchor, such a gripping anchor!
The youths, gripping tightly their rifles and muskets, waited.
"If I remember rightly, it was you who had the worst of that little encounter," retorted Philip, gripping Tim's hand strongly.
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]