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gripping

[grip-ing] /ˈgrɪp ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
holding the attention or interest intensely; fascinating; enthralling:
a gripping play; a gripping book.
Origin of gripping
1620-1630
1620-30; grip + -ing2
Related forms
grippingly, adverb
grippingness, noun
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gripping

adj.

"grasping the emotions," 1896, figurative use of present participle adjective from grip (v.).

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