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English definition of “grasp at sth”

grasp at sth

(OBJECT) phrasal verb with grasp     /ɡrɑːsp/ US  /ɡræsp/ verb [T]
C2 to try to hold or touch something: She grasped at his shirt as he ran past.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
(Definition of grasp at sth (OBJECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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