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grasps

noun
plural of grasp

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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grasps

verb
present tense third-person singular of grasp

Synonyms & Antonyms of grasps (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to have a practical understanding of
  • he just doesn't grasp how important it is that he call when he'll be late

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2 to put one's arms around and press tightly
  • the departing soldier grasped his children a little closer than usual

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3 to reach for and take hold of by embracing with the fingers or arms
  • the attendant grasped my arm and steered me towards the door

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4 to have a clear idea of
  • the emergency operator finally grasped what he was trying to tell her

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“Grasps.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grasps. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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