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

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn