1. [ verb ] hold firmly
Synonyms: hold_on grip
Related terms: hold clasp cling clasp
2. [ verb ] get the meaning of something
Synonyms: comprehend apprehend get_the_picture savvy compass dig

"Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

Related terms: understand catch_on figure digest intuit understanding grasping comprehension
3. [ noun ] (psychology) understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
Synonyms: appreciation hold

"he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

Related terms: understanding sense get_the_picture
4. [ noun ] a firm controlling influence
Synonyms: grip

"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"

Related terms: influence tentacle fascinate
5. [ noun ] the limit of capability
Synonyms: reach range compass

"within the compass of education"

Related terms: capability sight range
6. [ noun ] the act of grasping
Synonyms: grip hold clutch clutches clench clasp

"he released his clasp on my arm" "he has a strong grip for an old man" "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

Related terms: grasping embrace wrestling_hold choke_hold hold clutch cling_to clasp clasp
Similar spelling:   grasping