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"grip" vs "grip tightly" Well, the verb "to grip" means "to hold sth tightly", but sometimes I see some words written with "tightly" or "firmly" with this verb". Is this an emphatic way of emphasising the meaning? Example: The woman moved closer to Beth, gripping her arm (tightly). I would interpret the meaning of this sentence with "tightly" without "tightly" in this sentence, if you know what I mean. Perhaps this a way of reinforcing the verb.
Jun 16, 2013 6:16 PM
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Yes, it's just a way to reinforce the verb. Like 'stare intently'.
June 16, 2013
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English, Japanese, Portuguese
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