Translation of "grasp" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɡrɑːsp/ us /ɡræsp/

to take hold of something firmly with your hand

agarrar, asir
He grasped my hand.

to understand something

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

coger el toro por los cuernos
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

He has an excellent grasp of English.

(Translation of “grasp” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ɡraːsp/

to take hold of especially by putting one’s fingers or arm(s) round

asir, agarrar; apretar, empuñar
He grasped the rope
He grasped the opportunity to ask for a higher salary.

to understand

captar, coger, comprender, entender
I can’t grasp what he’s getting at.
grasping adjective

greedy (especially for money)

avaricioso, codicioso, avaro
a grasping old man.

(Translation of “grasp” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)