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grasps

noun , plural of grasp

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1 the ability to direct the course of something
  • for a time it looked like most of Europe would be within Hitler's grasp
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2 the act or manner of holding
  • during the roller coaster ride, my date clutched my arm with a deathlike grasp
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3 the knowledge gained from the process of coming to know or understand something
  • I think I finally have a grasp of Spanish grammar
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