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grasp

verb  us   /ɡræsp/

grasp verb (HOLD)

[I/T] to take something quickly, in your hand, and hold it firmly: [T] I grasped his arm to keep from falling.

grasp verb (UNDERSTAND)

[T] to understand, esp. something difficult: It was hard to grasp what the professor was getting at.

grasp

noun [U]  us   /ɡræsp/

grasp noun [U] (HOLD)

power to achieve or control something: A full partnership at last seemed to be within her grasp.
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