grasp

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
grasp

Third-person singular
grasps

Past tense
grasped

Past participle
grasped

Present participle
grasping

  1. (transitive) If you grasp something, you hold it tightly in a hand or hands.
    I had to grasp the ball because I was stressed.
  2. (transitive) If you grasp something, you understand it for the first time.
    She tried to explain it simply, but I just couldn't grasp it.