gripping

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gripping (comparative more gripping, superlative most gripping)

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

Verb[edit]

gripping

  1. Present participle of grip.

Noun[edit]

gripping (plural grippings)

  1. Obsolete form of griping. (pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines)
    • 1727, Alexander Hamilton, A new account of the East Indies
      The same Night it began to operate by Grippings and Sweating, and he being bred a Surgeon, took some Medicines to correct the Grippings, which in some Measure the Medicine did, but he lost his Appetite []