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Definition of Grasp


  1. To seize and hold by clasping or embracing with the fingers or arms; to catch to take possession of.
  2. To lay hold of with the mind; to become thoroughly acquainted or conversant with; to comprehend.
  3. To effect a grasp; to make the motion of grasping; to clutch; to struggle; to strive.
  4. A gripe or seizure of the hand; a seizure by embrace, or infolding in the arms.
  5. Reach of the arms; hence, the power of seizing and holding; as, it was beyond his grasp.
  6. Forcible possession; hold.
  7. Wide-reaching power of intellect to comprehend subjects and hold them under survey.
  8. The handle of a sword or of an oar.
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Grasp Translations

grasp in Afrikaans is gryp
grasp in Danish is gribe
grasp in Dutch is bemachtigen, aangrijpen, grijpen
grasp in German is greife, Zugriff, Fassungsgabe, Griff
grasp in Italian is comprendere, prendere, impaccare
grasp in Latin is complectus, occupo, prehendo, contineo
grasp in Portuguese is aperto
grasp in Spanish is empu ar, agarrar, idear
grasp in Swedish is grepp, tag i, uppfatta, gripa tag i, tag, fatta