Translation of "grasp" - English-Italian dictionary

grasp

verb uk /ɡrɑːsp/

to take hold of something firmly with your hand

afferrare, agguantare
He grasped my hand.

to understand something

afferrare
I didn’t grasp what she was saying.
grasp the nettle UK

to force yourself to be brave and do something that is difficult or unpleasant

prendere di petto il problema
You’ve been putting off making that phone call for days – I think it’s about time you grasped the nettle!

(Translation of “grasp verb” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)