grasp at sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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grasp at sth

phrasal verb with grasp uk   /ɡrɑːsp/  us   /ɡræsp/ verb [T]

grasp at sth (OPPORTUNITY)

to ​try to take an ​opportunity: Certainly if the ​job were ​offered me I'd ​grasp at the ​chance.

grasp at sth (OBJECT)

C2 to ​try to ​hold or ​touch something: She ​grasped at his ​shirt as he ​ran past.
(Definition of grasp at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “grasp at sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 机会, 尽力抓住(机会)…
in Turkish acele yakalayıp tutmak…
in Russian пытаться схватить что-либо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機會, 盡力抓住(機會)…
in Polish chwytać (za) coś…
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