Translation of "grasp" - English-Japanese dictionary


verb uk /ɡrɑːsp/ us /ɡræsp/

to take hold of something firmly with your hand

He grasped my hand.

to understand something

~を理解する, 分かる
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

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

Phrasal verb(s)

noun [ no plural ] uk /ɡrɑːsp/ us /ɡræsp/

an understanding of something

理解, 把握
He has an / excellent grasp of English.

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