Translation of "grasp" - English-Japanese dictionary


verb uk /ɡrɑːsp/

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!

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