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English definition of “grasp at sth”

grasp at sth

(OPPORTUNITY) phrasal verb with grasp     /ɡrɑːsp/ US  /ɡræsp/ verb [T]
to try to take an opportunity : Certainly if the job were offered me I'd grasp at the chance .Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of grasp at sth (OPPORTUNITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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