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grasp

grasp

 
 
pronunciation:
graesp
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: grasped, grasping, grasps
definition: to take hold of with a hand.
He grasped the suitcase by its handle.
synonyms:
grip
similar words:
catch, grab, take
 
part of speech: noun
definition: mental or physical power over something; control.
The new leader has a powerful grasp on the people.She has a good grasp of mathematics.
synonyms:
knowledge
similar words:
clutches, control, grip, possession
derivations: graspable (adj.), grasper (n.)
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