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Definition of Grasping

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greedy, avaricious
hold tight, grip; grab hold; understand, comprehend
Grasping Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Grasping Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Seizing; embracing; catching.
Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as, he is a grasping man.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\grasp"ing\, a.
1. seizing; embracing; catching.
2. avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as, he is a grasping man. -- grasp"ing*ly, adv. -- grasp"ing*ness, n.

English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Caffiad = n. grasping; a throwing about the arms, to seize
Cybol = a. holding, grasping
Immoderately desirous of acquiring wealth
***Ali was a hard grasping tradesman who cheated the natives..
WordNet 2.0

1. understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"
(hypernym) understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy
(derivation) get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend
2. the act of gripping something firmly with the hands
(synonym) taking hold, seizing, prehension
(hypernym) control
(hyponym) clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
(derivation) grasp, hold on

1. immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"
(synonym) avaricious, covetous, grabby, greedy, prehensile
(similar) acquisitive

1. understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
(synonym) appreciation, hold
(hypernym) understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy
(hyponym) sense
(derivation) get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, compass, apprehend
2. the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
(synonym) compass, range, reach
(hypernym) capability, capableness, potentiality
(hyponym) sight, ken
3. 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"
(synonym) grip
(hypernym) influence
(hyponym) tentacle
4. 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"
(synonym) clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grip, hold
(hypernym) grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension
(hyponym) chokehold, choke hold
(derivation) hold on

1. hold firmly
(synonym) hold on
(hypernym) hold, take hold
(hyponym) cling, hang
(derivation) clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grip, hold
2. get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
(synonym) get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, compass, apprehend
(hypernym) understand
(hyponym) figure
(derivation) appreciation, hold
Grasping Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A grasp is an act of taking, holding or seizing firmly with (or as if with) the hand. An example of a grasp is the handshake, wherein two people grasp one of each other's like hands.

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A grasp generally refers to an act of taking, holding or seizing firmly with (or as if with) the hand.

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The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), established in 2001, aims to conserve the non-human great apes (chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, and orangutans) and their habitats — primarily forested tropical ecosystems that provide important services to humanity, through pro-poor conservation and sustainable development strategies.

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