Definitions for GRASPgræsp, grɑsp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to seize and hold by or as if by clasping with the fingers or arms.
to seize upon; hold firmly.
to comprehend; understand:
I don't grasp your meaning.
(v.i.)to make a motion of seizing:
grasped for the gun.
(n.)the act of grasping.
a hold or grip:
a firm grasp on a rope.
Ref: embrace. 1 9
to have a thing within one's grasp.
hold; possession; control.
power to understand.
a good grasp of computer programming.
Origin of grasp:
1350–1400; ME graspen, grapsen; c. LG grapsen; akin to OE gegræppian to seize (see grapple )
appreciation, grasp, hold(noun)
understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
"he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
compass, range, reach, grasp(noun)
the limit of capability
"within the compass of education"
an intellectual hold or understanding
"a good grip on French history"; "they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp"
clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold(verb)
the act of grasping
"he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
grasp, hold on(verb)
grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend(verb)
get the meaning of something
"Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
She has a good grasp of both French and Swedish.
the action of holding tightly
The rope slipped from his grasp.
able/not able to be achieved or obtained by sb
Financial independence was finally within her grasp.
to take hold of tightly
She grasped the railing for support.
She just doesn't seem to be able to grasp the idea.
to take an opportunity
Political leaders must grasp the chance to make a peace deal.
that which is accessible; that which is within one's reach or ability
The goal is within my grasp.
To grip; to take hold, particularly with the hand.
Origin: Originally "to feel around", possibly metathesis of græpsan "to touch, feel," from Proto-Germanic *graipison.
to seize and hold by clasping or embracing with the fingers or arms; to catch to take possession of
to lay hold of with the mind; to become thoroughly acquainted or conversant with; to comprehend
to effect a grasp; to make the motion of grasping; to clutch; to struggle; to strive
a gripe or seizure of the hand; a seizure by embrace, or infolding in the arms
reach of the arms; hence, the power of seizing and holding; as, it was beyond his grasp
forcible possession; hold
wide-reaching power of intellect to comprehend subjects and hold them under survey
the handle of a sword or of an oar
GRASP is a well known SAT instance solver. It was developed by João Marques Silva, a Portuguese computer science researcher. It stands for Generic seaRch Algorithm for the Satisfiability Problem.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'GRASP' in Verbs Frequency: #803
Translations for GRASP
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a grip with one's hand etc
Have you got a good grasp on that rope?
- قَبْضَه، مَسْكَهArabic
- apertoPortuguese (BR)
- uchopení, sevřeníCzech
- der GriffGerman
- σφιχτό πιάσιμο, σφίξιμοGreek
- asimiento, apretón; control, dominioSpanish
- čvrst zahvatCroatian
- 꽉 쥐기Korean
- nusitvėrimas, sugniaužimasLithuanian
- grep, takNorwegian
- хватка; крепкое сжатиеRussian
- grepp, tagSwedish
- kavrama, sıkıca tutmaTurkish
- 抓Chinese (Trad.)
- sự cầm lấyVietnamese
- 抓Chinese (Simp.)
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