Cars & Driving
- noun a member of a filming crew responsible for moving and setting up heavy equipment such as camera dollies
- noun a device for holding something firmly
- noun a large crowd
- noun money. In this sense the word was recorded in student usage in 2003.
- verb to steal. A term used by young street-gang members in London since around 2000.
Origin & History of “grip”
Grip comes from a prehistoric Germanic verb *gripjan, derived from a base *grip-. Variants of this base produced gripe (OE) (which originally meant simply ‘grasp’), grope (OE), and possibly also grab. French borrowed it as gripper ‘seize’, from which English gets the now obsolete grippe ‘flu’ (18th c.).