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Meaning & Definition of Grasp in English

English

Grasp

/græsp/

noun

1. Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

  • "He has a good grasp of accounting practices"
    synonym:
  • appreciation
  • ,
  • grasp
  • ,
  • hold

2. The limit of capability

  • "Within the compass of education"
    synonym:
  • compass
  • ,
  • range
  • ,
  • reach
  • ,
  • grasp

3. An intellectual hold or understanding

  • "A good grip on french history"
  • "They kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"
  • "He was in the grip of a powerful emotion"
  • "A terrible power had her in its grasp"
    synonym:
  • grip
  • ,
  • grasp

4. The act of grasping

  • "He released his clasp on my arm"
  • "He has a strong grip for an old man"
  • "She kept a firm hold on the railing"
    synonym:
  • clasp
  • ,
  • clench
  • ,
  • clutch
  • ,
  • clutches
  • ,
  • grasp
  • ,
  • grip
  • ,
  • hold

verb

1. Hold firmly

    synonym:
  • grasp
  • ,
  • hold on

2. Get the meaning of something

  • "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
    synonym:
  • grok
  • ,
  • get the picture
  • ,
  • comprehend
  • ,
  • savvy
  • ,
  • dig
  • ,
  • grasp
  • ,
  • compass
  • ,
  • apprehend

Examples of using

Sebastian Vettel said it could take him ten years to fully grasp what he had achieved.