Translation of "grasp" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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graspverb [ T ]

uk /ɡrɑːsp/ us /ɡræsp/

grasp verb [ T ] (TAKE)

C1 to quickly take something in your hand(s) and hold it firmly

Rosie suddenly grasped my hand. 罗茜突然抓住了我的手。

If you grasp an opportunity, you take it eagerly.

We must grasp every opportunity to strengthen economic ties with other countries. 我们必须把握住一切机会加强与其他国家的经济联系。

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grasp verb [ T ] (UNDERSTAND)

C1 to understand something, especially something difficult

I think I managed to grasp the main points of the lecture. 我觉得我还是理解了演讲的要点。
The government has acknowledged that homelessness is a problem but it has failed to grasp the scale of the problem. 政府已经承认很多人无家可归是个问题,但还没有意识到问题的严重性。

Phrasal verb(s)


uk /ɡrɑːsp/ us /ɡræsp/

grasp noun (HOLD)

C2 [ S ] the act of holding onto someone or something

He shook my hand with a very firm grasp. 他非常有力地和我握了握手。

C2 [ U ] the ability to get, achieve, or keep something

The presidency at last looked within her grasp (= it looked possible that she might become president). 终于,总裁的职位对她来说似乎伸手可及。
Why is success always beyond my grasp (= impossible to get)? 为什么我总是功败垂成?
The gold medal slipped from his grasp (= he was unable to get it) in the last moments of the race. 在比赛最后一刻他与金牌失之交臂。
I sometimes think that he's losing his grasp on reality (= his ability to judge what is real and what is not). 有时我觉得他认不清现实。

grasp noun (UNDERSTANDING)

C2 [ S or U ] understanding

He has a good grasp of the issues. 恐怕我对经济学知识的了解非常有限。

(Translation of “grasp” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)