Definition of 'grasp'
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Such a firm grasp on the essential facts. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They had also failed to grasp public unease about the growing pressure on jobs and public services. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Men with a good grasp of their problems tend not to resign. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Perhaps you have to be a journalist to properly grasp how impressive this access was. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet colleagues were impressed by his grasp of detail and seeming lack of personal ambition. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He grasped my hand with a grip like steel. Christianity Today (2000)You can grasp hold of the threads. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You have a shrewd grasp of cash facts plus a knack of asking the right questions. The Sun (2013)Now is the time to grasp firmly the reins of your own destiny. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)Hosts should have a firm grasp of who the extra people are. Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners (2005)There was no need for the minister to be defensive about his grasp of grammar. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These required a prodigious grasp of detail as well as of overarching policy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You can get a relative to grasp the financial facts of life. The Sun (2011)It was an episode about grasping dreams and seeing them dissolve. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was also the place in which his intellectual grasp of the quirks of organisational behaviour matured into practical political skills. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In this role he displayed a firm grasp of the issues of the day and skilfully led a diverse constituency forward. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He examined in detail its toxic effects, displaying an impressive grasp of prevailing medical theories. THE HERBALIST: Nicholas Culpeper Rebel Physician (2004)Reach out the grasping hand straight into your wallet, more like. The Sun (2015)The toothless woman entered the hall of the king and grasped hold of Thor. The Gods of Asgard (1989)I personally think a more optimistic outcome is within our grasp as we understand more and more the way the brain works. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The only thing I could grasp in understanding him as a human being was his love for opera. Times, Sunday Times (2007)With each stroke, she tightened her grip on pleasure, loosened her grasp on control. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)That way you, one of the little people, can at least grasp back some control. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'grasp'
British English: grasp /ɡrɑːsp/ VERB
If you grasp something, you take it in your hand and hold it very firmly.
He grasped both my hands.
- American English: grasp
- Arabic: يَقْبِضُ عَلَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: agarrar
- Chinese: 抓住
- Croatian: čvrsto držati
- Czech: uchopit
- Danish: fatte
- Dutch: grijpen
- European Spanish: agarrar
- Finnish: saada ote jostakin
- French: saisir
- German: festhalten
- Greek: γραπώνω
- Italian: afferrare
- Japanese: しっかりつかむ
- Korean: 붙잡다
- Norwegian: fatte
- Polish: chwycić
- European Portuguese: agarrar
- Romanian: a apuca
- Russian: схватить
- Spanish: agarrar con la mano
- Swedish: fatta
- Thai: คว้า
- Turkish: kavramak
- Ukrainian: хапати
- Vietnamese: nắm chặt
Definition of grasp from the Collins English Dictionary
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