grasp at sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “grasp at sth” in the English Dictionary

"grasp at sth" in British English

See all translations

grasp at sth

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


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


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…
What is the pronunciation of grasp at sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“grasp at sth” in British English

    Word of the Day

    be nothing to it

    used to say something is very easy

    Word of the Day

    There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
    There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
    by Kate Woodford,
    November 25, 2015
    In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

    Read More 

    climatarian adjective
    climatarian adjective
    November 23, 2015
    choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

    Read More