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Verb: grasp  grãsp
  1. Hold firmly
    - hold on
  2. Get the meaning of something
    "Do you grasp the meaning of this letter?";
    - grok [N. Amer, informal], get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig [informal], compass, apprehend
Noun: grasp  grãsp
  1. Understanding of the nature, meaning, quality or magnitude of something
    "he has a good grasp of accounting practices";
    - appreciation, hold
  2. The limit of capability
    "within the grasp of education";
    - compass, range, reach
  3. An intellectual hold or understanding
    "a terrible power had her in its grasp";
    - grip
  4. The act of grasping
    "he released his grasp on my arm";
    - clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grip, hold

Derived forms: grasped, grasps, grasping

Type of: apprehension, capability, capableness, discernment, grasping, hold, influence, potentiality, prehension, savvy, seizing, take hold, taking hold, understand, understanding

Encyclopedia: Grasp