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English definition of “grasp at sth”

grasp at sth

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

(OPPORTUNITY)

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

(OBJECT)

C2 to try to hold or touch something: She grasped at his shirt as he ran past.
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