get a grasp on


: to gain a good understanding of
We're still trying to get a grasp on the situation.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For leaders of small and medium sized businesses hoping to get a grasp on the economic outlook for this new year, there seems to be one overriding point of agreement among the experts: 2023 is a year of uncertainty. Frank Sorrentino, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023 Enlarge / Dyson is trying to get a grasp on home robotics. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 25 May 2022 As employers try to get a grasp on current labor shortages, child care is an important piece of the puzzle. Chelsea Sheasley, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Nov. 2021 In the early days of Covid-19, many businesses were left reeling, trying to get a grasp on the shift to remote work, the closure of offices and many negative economic effects stemming from shutdowns. Ashley Stahl, Forbes, 1 June 2021 In the last year, the medical profession has begun to get a grasp on the more immediate cardiovascular effects of COVID-19. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, 11 Feb. 2021 This all to say, Anna Shay is hard to get a grasp on. Lia Beck,, 18 Jan. 2021 Zeriah Beason is Oregon State’s freshman to watch Because of COVID-19 and myriad delays this summer and fall, it’s been tough on incoming freshmen trying to get a grasp on college football. oregonlive, 25 Oct. 2020 For almost a decade, Hollesen has been trying to get a grasp on what will happen to the nearly 6,000 archaeological sites in Greenland as the climate changes. Roni Dengler, Discover Magazine, 12 July 2019 See More

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“Get a grasp on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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