|1.||[ verb ] hold firmly|
|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|
"he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
|Related terms:||understanding sense get_the_picture|
|4.||[ noun ] a firm controlling influence|
"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|