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Definitions of grasp

  1. To try to seize; to catch. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To seize and hold by clasping or embracing with the fingers or arms; to catch to take possession of. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To lay hold of with the mind; to become thoroughly acquainted or conversant with; to comprehend. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To seize or catch at; hold by clasping or contracting; as, grasp the rope quickly; to take hold of mentally, or understand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To seize and hold by clasping with the fingers or arms: to catch at. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To gripe; seize and hold. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To seize with the hand; embrace firmly; comprehend. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To effect a grasp; to make the motion of grasping; to clutch; to struggle; to strive. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To endeavor to seize: to catch (followed by at). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To endeavor to seize. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To seize and hold by clasping or embracing; to catch at. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To grip or seize the hand; to catch at; to lay hold of greedily; to encroach. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. the limit of capability; "within the compass of education" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. A gripe or seizure of the hand; a seizure by embrace, or infolding in the arms. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Reach of the arms; hence, the power of seizing and holding; as, it was beyond his grasp. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Forcible possession; hold. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Wide-reaching power of intellect to comprehend subjects and hold them under survey. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The handle of a sword or of an oar. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A seizure of the hand; power of seizure; hold; mental capacity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Gripe of the hand: reach of the arms: power of seizure. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Gripe; power of seizure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. A grip of the hand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Ability to seize and hold; possession; comprehension. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A gripe of the hand; reach of the arms; the power of seizing; hold; intellectual capacity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. The grip or seizure of the hand; hold or possession; power of seizing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for grasp

  1. But he swayed on his bent knee; the rifle slipped from his grasp – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  2. The moment Marcy Gray recovered his feet he made an effort to pick up the glass that had fallen from his grasp but to his surprise, his left hand refused to obey his will. – Marcy The Blockade Runner by Harry Castlemon
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