Definition of grasping
1 : used, designed, or adapted to grasp When the eggs hatch, the first-stage grub … is a minute but highly active larva with well-developed grasping legs.— John Alcock His choice of surgical instruments includes everything from grasping forceps and trimmers to motorized shavers and drills.— Arnold Schechter
2 : desiring material possessions urgently and excessively and often to the point of ruthlessness Her grasping children fought over her property when she died.
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