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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 1: to take hold of with a hand.
He grasped the suitcase by its handle.
synonyms:
grip
antonyms:
release
similar words:
catch, clasp, grab, nab, snatch, take
definition 2: to get the meaning of; understand.
The detective suddenly grasped the importance of the clue.
synonyms:
apprehend, comprehend, follow, get, perceive, understand
similar words:
fathom, see
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a grip on or possession of something.
The puppy escaped his grasp and ran away.
synonyms:
clutch, grip, hold
similar words:
catch, clasp, possession
definition 2: the power of holding, understanding, or controlling.
She has a good grasp of mathematics.The actor held the audience in his grasp.
synonyms:
comprehension, knowledge
similar words:
catch, clutches, command, control, grip, hold, possession, sway, understanding
derivations: graspable (adj.), grasper (n.)
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