HyperDic: grasp

English > 6 senses of the word grasp:
VERBcontactgrasp, hold onhold firmly
cognitiongrasp, grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, compass, apprehendget the meaning / meaning of something
NOUNcognitiongrasp, appreciation, holdunderstanding of the nature or meaning / meaning or quality or magnitude of something
cognitiongrasp, compass, range, reachthe limit of capability
attributegrasp, gripan intellectual hold or understanding
actgrasp, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grip, holdthe act of grasping
grasp > pronunciation
Soundsgrae'sp
Rhymesasp ... rasp: 6 rhymes with aesp...
English > grasp: 6 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningunderstanding of the nature or meaning / meaning or quality or magnitude of something.
Example"he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
Synonymsappreciation, hold
NarrowersenseA natural appreciation or ability
Broaderunderstanding, apprehension, discernment, savvyThe cognitive condition / condition of someone who understands
Spanishapreciación
Catalanapreciació
Verbsgraspget the meaning / meaning of something
English > grasp: 6 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe limit of capability.
Synonymscompass, range, reach
Narrowersight, kenThe range of vision
Broadercapability, capableness, potentialityAn aptitude that may be developed
Spanishalcance, ámbito, campo de acción, comprensión, entendimiento, límites
Catalanabast
English > grasp: 6 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningAn intellectual hold or understanding.
Example "a terrible power had her in its grasp"
Synonymgrip
NarrowertentacleSomething that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and hold
BroaderinfluenceA power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
Spanishcontrol
Catalancontrol
English > grasp: 6 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of grasping.
Synonymsclasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grip, hold
Narrowerchokehold, choke holdA restraining hold / hold
embrace, embracing, embracementThe act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
wrestling holdA hold used in the sport of wrestling
Broadergrasping, taking hold, seizing, prehensionThe act of gripping / gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
Spanishagarre, agarro, agarrón
Catalanagafada, agarrada
Verbsgrasphold firmly
English > grasp: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaninghold firmly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymhold on
Narrowerclasphold firmly and tightly
cling, hanghold on tightly or tenaciously
latch onTake hold of or attach to
Broaderhold, take holdHave or hold in one's hands or grip
Spanishaferrar, agarrar, asir
Catalanaferrar, agafar
Nounsgraspthe act of grasping
graspingthe act of gripping / gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
English > grasp: 6 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningGet the meaning / meaning of something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelSam and Sue grasp the movie; They won't grasp the story
Synonymsgrok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, compass, apprehend
Narrowercatch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get itunderstand, usually after some initial difficulty
digestArrange and integrate in the mind
figureunderstand
intuitknow or grasp by intuition or feeling
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Spanishaferrar, aprehender, captar, comprender, entender
Catalanaferrar, comprendre, entendre
Nounsgraspunderstanding of the nature or meaning / meaning or quality or magnitude of something
graspingunderstanding with difficulty

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