|1.||[ noun ] (psychology) understanding with difficulty|
"the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"
|Related terms:||understanding get_the_picture|
|2.||[ adjective ] immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth|
|Synonyms:||greedy covetous grabby prehensile avaricious|
"they are avaricious and will do anything for money" "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields" "a grasping old miser" "greedy for money and power" "grew richer and greedier"
|3.||[ noun ] the act of gripping something firmly with the hands|
|Synonyms:||seizing prehension taking_hold|
|Related terms:||control clasp clutch|