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1 grasp /ˈgræsp/ Brit /ˈgrɑːsp/ verb
grasps; grasped; grasping
1 grasp
/ˈgræsp/ Brit /ˈgrɑːsp/
verb
grasps; grasped; grasping
Learner's definition of GRASP
[+ object]
: to take and hold (something) with your fingers, hands, etc.
often used figuratively
: to understand (something that is complicated or difficult)

grasp at

[phrasal verb]
grasp at (something)
: to try to take or get (something) in an eager or desperate way

grasp at straws

see straw

grasp for

[phrasal verb]
grasp for (something)
: to try in a desperate or awkward way to get (something)

grasp the nettle

see 2nettle

— graspable

/ˈgræspəbəɫ/ Brit /ˈgrɑːspəbəl/ adjective
2 grasp /ˈgræsp/ Brit /ˈgrɑːsp/ noun
2 grasp
/ˈgræsp/ Brit /ˈgrɑːsp/
noun
Learner's definition of GRASP
[singular]
: a usually strong hold
: an understanding of something
: the distance that can be reached by your arms and hands : reach
: the ability to get or find something
: power or control
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