grasp at

Definition of grasp at

:to try to take or get (something) in an eager or desperate way
  • They were ready to grasp at any possible solution.
  • He grasped at the opportunity to speak with her.

Word by Word Definitions

grasp play
  1. : to make the motion of seizing : clutch

  2. : to take or seize eagerly

  3. : to clasp or embrace especially with the fingers or arms

  1. : handle

  2. : embrace

  3. : hold, control


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