Definitions for grasping
ˈgræs pɪŋ, ˈgrɑs-grasp·ing
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word grasping.
understanding with difficulty
"the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"
grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehensionadjective
the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensileadjective
immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
"they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"
Eager for money; greedy.
A grasp is an act of taking, holding or seizing firmly with (or as if with) the hand. An example of a grasp is the handshake, wherein two people grasp one of each other's like hands. In zoology particularly, prehensility is the quality of an appendage or organ that has adapted for grasping or holding. Grasping is often preceded by reaching, which is highly dependent on head and trunk control, as well as eye control and gaze.
Grasping is the action of seizing, clutching, or holding onto something firmly with one's hand or other body parts. In a broader sense, it can also refer to comprehending or understanding something.
seizing; embracing; catching
avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as, he is a grasping man
The numerical value of grasping in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of grasping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Instead of grasping the breast and the nipple, the baby could be using a chewing-like motion.
She had learned the self-deprecating ways of the woman who does not want to be thought hard and grasping, but her artifices could not always cover the nakedness of her need to excel.
To come and be able to sit here — it's incredible, i'm sitting where Paul Revere used to come with his fellow Patriots to devise their plan of attack. You can't recreate this feeling — it's like grasping at smoke.
There’s little things that he’s doing where you’re seeing a little more security. He’s not a rookie, so he’s being a little more vocal. He looks good. He’s getting more comfortable, obviously grasping the offense. He’s never had trouble grasping the offense, but he was a rookie, so he goes through it. He’s much further ahead at this point than he was a year ago, for sure.
It seems probable that they were slithering, so to speak, though the limbs might still have been used for grasping, snakes have generated fear and fascination since ancient times.
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