Thesaurus for grasp
Pronunciation of grasp: G R AE1 S P (græsp)
Number of syllables of grasp: 1
Pronunciation Video of grasp
Definition of grasp
- (n): the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
- (n): a firm controlling influence; "they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp"
- (n): the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
- (n): understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
- (v): get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
- (v): hold firmly
Examples of grasp
- Shall grasp the most dependable handle.
- Clearly, the Jews did not grasp the nature of the conflict.
- I can't seem to grasp the workings of a septic system.
- Amar fails to grasp the purpose of the reversal.
- The cue is grasp with the thumb and forefinger.
- I don't grasp the substance of the objection.
- I don't understand why that is so hard to grasp.
- I am still struggling to grasp the basics of the language.
- Nobody wants to grasp the nettle.
- I simply cut the knot, and grasp the nettle.