Part of speech:
Catching and holding the full attention
To hold the attention of; transfix, captivate, fascinate, etc.
To stop the movement or progress of:
To manage, control, direct, train, etc.
To hold with the arms; embrace.
To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
To hold in restraint; check:
To hold in; limit; restrict
To grasp or hold eagerly or tightly
To hold in a tight embrace.
To support or hold steady with or as if with a brace; reinforce.
To capture or restrain; arrest.
To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
To bore a hole or passage
To repel is defined as to hold off, refuse to accept or reject.
To arouse disgust
To arouse strong feeling in:
To continue to do:
Taking one's entire attention; very interesting; absorbing
Possessing the power to charm or allure; captivating.
Wholly absorbing or engrossing one's attention; fascinating:
To attract one's attention as if by a magic spell.
Transfix is to pierce with something pointed, or to cause someone to become motionless as they concentrate on someone or something either in a good way or a bad way.
To lay sudden or forcible hold of something.
Find another word for gripping. In this page you can discover 31 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for gripping, like: enthralling, excite, mesmerizing, holding, handling, grasping, embracing, controlling, constricting, clutching and clinching.