grasp  

  • Pronunciation of grasp: G R AE1 S P (gr├Žsp)

  • 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.  

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