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A firm hold or grip
“The child squirmed free of the man's grasp and fell to the ground.”
A person's understanding
“Some of the matters I cover even seem to be beyond the grasp of a lot of my academic colleagues.”
A person's power or capacity to attain something
“With technology within the grasp of the artist herself, the ramifications are massive.”
The ability to direct the course of something
“… for a time it looked like most of Europe would be within Hitler's grasp.”
Seize and hold firmly
“He extends a limp hand which Sharon grasps firmly.”
Comprehend fully
“Security is a complex science that most fail to grasp comprehensively.”
To grip
“It is our intention to work closely in partnership to grasp this opportunity to inject renewed momentum into the process.”
“… the departing soldier grasped his children a little closer than usual.”
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