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English definition of “grasp”

grasp

verb [T] (UNDERSTAND)    /ɡrɑːsp/ US  /ɡræsp/
C1 to understand something, especially something difficult: I think I managed to grasp the main points of the lecture. The government has acknowledged that homelessness is a problem but it has failed to grasp the scale of the problem.Understanding and comprehending
(Definition of grasp verb (UNDERSTAND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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