grasp verb translate English to Portuguese: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "grasp" - English-Portuguese dictionary


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!
(Definition of grasp verb from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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