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Definition of 'grasp'

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  1. understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
       Synonyms: appreciation hold
  2. the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
       Synonyms: compass range reach
  3. a firm controlling influence; "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"
       Synonyms: grip
  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"
       Synonyms: clasp clench clutch clutches grip hold


  1. hold firmly
       Synonyms: hold on
  2. get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
       Synonyms: grok get the picture comprehend savvy dig compass apprehend

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