Definition of "grasp" [grasp]

  • (verb-transitive) To take hold of or seize firmly with or as if with the hand.
  • (verb-transitive) To clasp firmly with or as if with the hand.
  • (verb-transitive) To take hold of intellectually; comprehend. See Synonyms at apprehend.
  • (verb-intransitive) To make a motion of seizing, snatching, or clutching.
  • (verb-intransitive) To show eager and prompt willingness or acceptance: grasps at any opportunity.

Use "grasp" in a sentence

  • "Within our grasp is the possibility of making Canada a living lab for the future."
  • "What you and others fail to grasp is the cost of recording the song should be included in the marginal cost."
  • "What they fail to grasp is at least PRESIDENT Obama put forth policies that were able to stop the bleeding (unlike his predecessor)."

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