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  • gripping — (adj.) grasping the emotions, 1896, figurative use of prp. adjective from GRIP (Cf. grip) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gripping — grippingly, adv. grippingness, n. /grip ing/, adj. holding the attention or interest intensely; fascinating; enthralling: a gripping play; a gripping book. [1620 30; GRIP + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • gripping — grip|ping [ˈgrıpıŋ] adj a gripping film, story etc is very exciting and interesting ▪ Collins gripping detective novel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gripping — grip ► VERB (gripped, gripping) 1) take and keep a firm hold of; grasp tightly. 2) deeply affect or afflict. 3) hold the attention or interest of. ► NOUN 1) a firm hold. 2) intellectual understanding …   English terms dictionary

  • gripping — adj. Gripping is used with these nouns: ↑read, ↑thriller, ↑yarn …   Collocations dictionary

  • gripping — adjective a gripping film, story etc is very exciting and interesting grippingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gripping — adjective a gripping spy novel Syn: engrossing, enthralling, absorbing, riveting, captivating, spellbinding, bewitching, fascinating, compulsive, compelling, mesmerizing; thrilling, exciting, action packed, dramatic, stimulating; informal… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • gripping — grip•ping [[t]ˈgrɪp ɪŋ[/t]] adj. holding the attention or interest intensely: a gripping drama[/ex] • Etymology: 1620–30 grip′ping•ly, adv. grip′ping•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Gripping hand — In the science fiction novels The Mote in God s Eye and The Gripping Hand by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, the gripping hand is used literally to refer to the strongest of the three asymmetrical arms of the alien Moties , some species of which …   Wikipedia

  • gripping — adjective Catching the attention; exciting; interesting; absorbing; fascinating …   Wiktionary

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