grasp for

phrasal verb
grasped for; grasping for; grasps for

Definition of grasp for

: to try in a desperate or awkward way to get (something) His sudden decision to quit the race has left his supporters grasping for explanations. grasping for attention

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“Grasp for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grasp%20for. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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