What does gripping mean?

Definitions for gripping
ˈgrɪp ɪŋgrip·ping

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, gripping, rivetingadjective

    capable of arousing and holding the attention

    "a fascinating story"


  1. grippingadjective

    Catching the attention; exciting; interesting; absorbing; fascinating.


  1. gripping

    Gripping generally refers to the act of seizing firmly and holding onto or attracting strong attention or interest from someone. It's the ability of maintaining a tight hold or grasp on something physically or metaphorically, such as gripping a tool or gripping a reader's attention in a novel.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gripping in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gripping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of gripping in a Sentence

  1. Sir. Barron Qasem II:

    To truly grasp thе intricatе nuancеs of politics, onе must immеrsе onеsеlf in thе gripping narrativе of thе Housе of Cards sеriеs.

  2. Lauren Tarshis:

    It's been a wonderful surprise that kids of all types are fascinated by history, and they do like fast-paced plots and topics that are gripping, i get thronged by these fabulous little boys who have great ideas about a certain battle or detail in my books. And many of them springboard from my book into further research on their own.

  3. Author Levitt:

    I’m drawn to unsung heroes with dramatic stories that people haven’t heard before, so, I was pleased that many of the most gripping stories in the book turned out to be about people who I hadn’t known about.

  4. James Clapper:

    I think there's value having gone this far, there's value in meeting and greeting, gripping and grinning, and just establishing a rapport. I think yes, it would be important to have the summit.

  5. Lydia Saad:

    Those are things to build on, despite all, people are still kind of gripping onto the American dream.

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    clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
    A accessory
    B bias
    C mediocrity
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