Associations to the word «Grasp»


GRASP, verb. To grip; to take hold, particularly with the hand.
GRASP, verb. ​To understand.
GRASP, noun. Grip.
GRASP, noun. ​Understanding.
GRASP, noun. That which is accessible; that which is within one's reach or ability.
GRASP, acronym. (software) (object-oriented design) Acronym of General Responsibility Assignment Software Patterns.
GRASP AT A STRAW, verb. Alternative form of grasp at straws
GRASP AT STRAWS, verb. (idiomatic) To guess randomly at or pursue any apparent option, due to a lack of clear choices or information.
GRASP THE NETTLE, verb. (idiomatic) To act boldly, especially when there are short-term adverse consequences.

Dictionary definition

GRASP, noun. Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices".
GRASP, noun. The limit of capability; "within the compass of education".
GRASP, noun. An intellectual hold or understanding; "a good grip on French history"; "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".
GRASP, noun. The act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing".
GRASP, verb. Hold firmly.
GRASP, verb. Get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?".

Wise words

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery