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"

Related terms: acquisitive
3. [ noun ] the act of gripping something firmly with the hands
Synonyms: seizing prehension taking_hold
Related terms: control clasp clutch
Similar spelling:   grasp