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grasp at sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with grasp   /ɡrɑːsp/ us    /ɡræsp/

(OPPORTUNITY)

to try to take an opportunity: Certainly if the job were offered me I'd grasp at the chance.

(OBJECT)

C2 to try to hold or touch something: She grasped at his shirt as he ran past.
Translations of “grasp at sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 機會, 盡力抓住(機會)…
in Russian пытаться схватить что-либо…
in Turkish acele yakalayıp tutmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机会, 尽力抓住(机会)…
in Polish chwytać (za) coś…
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