What does grasping mean?

Definitions for grasping
ˈgræs pɪŋ, ˈgrɑs-grasp·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grasping(noun)

    understanding with difficulty

    "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"

  2. grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension(adj)

    the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

  3. avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. grasping(Adjective)

    Eager for money; greedy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grasping(adj)

    seizing; embracing; catching

  2. Grasping(adj)

    avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as, he is a grasping man

How to pronounce grasping?

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How to say grasping in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grasping in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grasping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of grasping in a Sentence

  1. Aesop:

    Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

  2. Irene Zoppi:

    Instead of grasping the breast and the nipple, the baby could be using a chewing-like motion.

  3. Jason Dempsey:

    The idea that we're making the same kind of progress (as in Colombia) is grasping at straws for justification.

  4. Dominik Siegrist:

    Lots of smaller ones are grasping at straws, trying to survive as long as they can because the valleys depend on this tourism.

  5. Buddha:

    Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned.

Images & Illustrations of grasping

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