Translation of "grasp" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /ɡrɑːsp/ us /ɡræsp/

to take hold of something firmly with your hand

segurar, agarrar
He grasped my hand.

to understand something

captar, entender
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

enfrentar o problema, pegar a batata quente
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

alcance, domínio, entendimento
He has an / excellent grasp of English.

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