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Even as a 10-year-old, I remember trying to explain to my mother and stepfather how upset and frustrated a messy room made me. But they just couldn't grasp it. They wanted me to be playing with baseballs and frogs while I wanted to be scouring garage sales.
Nate Berkus

Meaning of "grasp" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GRASP

From Low German grapsen; related to Old English græppian to seize, Old Norse grāpa to steal.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GRASP

grasp  [ɡrɑːsp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GRASP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Grasp is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb grasp in English.

WHAT DOES GRASP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Grasp

A grasp is an act of taking, holding or seizing firmly with the hand. An example of a grasp is the handshake, wherein two people grasp one of each other's like hands. In zoology particularly, prehensility is the quality of an appendage or organ that has adapted for grasping or holding.

Definition of grasp in the English dictionary

The first definition of grasp in the dictionary is to grip firmly with or as if with the hands. Other definition of grasp is when intr, often foll by at to struggle, snatch, or grope. Grasp is also to understand, esp with effort.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GRASP

PRESENT

Present
I grasp
you grasp
he/she/it grasps
we grasp
you grasp
they grasp
Present continuous
I am grasping
you are grasping
he/she/it is grasping
we are grasping
you are grasping
they are grasping
Present perfect
I have grasped
you have grasped
he/she/it has grasped
we have grasped
you have grasped
they have grasped
Present perfect continuous
I have been grasping
you have been grasping
he/she/it has been grasping
we have been grasping
you have been grasping
they have been grasping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I grasped
you grasped
he/she/it grasped
we grasped
you grasped
they grasped
Past continuous
I was grasping
you were grasping
he/she/it was grasping
we were grasping
you were grasping
they were grasping
Past perfect
I had grasped
you had grasped
he/she/it had grasped
we had grasped
you had grasped
they had grasped
Past perfect continuous
I had been grasping
you had been grasping
he/she/it had been grasping
we had been grasping
you had been grasping
they had been grasping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will grasp
you will grasp
he/she/it will grasp
we will grasp
you will grasp
they will grasp
Future continuous
I will be grasping
you will be grasping
he/she/it will be grasping
we will be grasping
you will be grasping
they will be grasping
Future perfect
I will have grasped
you will have grasped
he/she/it will have grasped
we will have grasped
you will have grasped
they will have grasped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been grasping
you will have been grasping
he/she/it will have been grasping
we will have been grasping
you will have been grasping
they will have been grasping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would grasp
you would grasp
he/she/it would grasp
we would grasp
you would grasp
they would grasp
Conditional continuous
I would be grasping
you would be grasping
he/she/it would be grasping
we would be grasping
you would be grasping
they would be grasping
Conditional perfect
I would have grasp
you would have grasp
he/she/it would have grasp
we would have grasp
you would have grasp
they would have grasp
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been grasping
you would have been grasping
he/she/it would have been grasping
we would have been grasping
you would have been grasping
they would have been grasping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you grasp
we let´s grasp
you grasp
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to grasp
Past participle
grasped
Present Participle
grasping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GRASP


beclasp
bɪˈklɑːsp
clasp
klɑːsp
enclasp
ɪnˈklɑːsp
engrasp
ɪnˈɡrɑːsp
gasp
ɡɑːsp
handclasp
ˈhændˌklɑːsp
hasp
hɑːsp
inclasp
ɪnˈklɑːsp
rasp
rɑːsp
reclasp
riːˈklɑːsp
unclasp
ʌnˈklɑːsp
unhasp
ʌnˈhɑːsp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GRASP

grasp the nettle
graspable
grasper
grasping
graspingly
graspingness
graspless
grass
grass box
grass cloth
grass court
grass cutter
grass green
grass hockey
grass moth
grass roots
grass skirt
grass snake
grass tree

WORDS THAT END LIKE GRASP

asp
at the last gasp
digger wasp
European wasp
gall wasp
galliwasp
horned asp
ichneumon wasp
last-gasp
mason wasp
potter wasp
ruby-tail wasp
sand wasp
sea wasp
spider-hunting wasp
tie clasp
wasp
wood wasp

Synonyms and antonyms of grasp in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GRASP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «grasp» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of grasp

Translation of «grasp» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GRASP

Find out the translation of grasp to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of grasp from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «grasp» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

抓住
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

agarrar
570 millions of speakers

English

grasp
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुट्ठी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَقْبِضُ عَلَى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

схватить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

agarrar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপলব্ধি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

saisir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Genggam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

festhalten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

しっかりつかむ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

붙잡다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nangkep
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nắm chặt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிடியில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आकलन होणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kavramak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

afferrare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chwycić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хапати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a apuca
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γραπώνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

begrip
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fatta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fatte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of grasp

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GRASP»

The term «grasp» is very widely used and occupies the 15.405 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GRASP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about grasp

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10 QUOTES WITH «GRASP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word grasp.
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Prince Andrew
It's slightly complicated for people to grasp the idea of a head of state in human form.
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Albert Bandura
Very often we developed a better grasp of the subjects than the over worked teachers.
3
Nate Berkus
Even as a 10-year-old, I remember trying to explain to my mother and stepfather how upset and frustrated a messy room made me. But they just couldn't grasp it. They wanted me to be playing with baseballs and frogs while I wanted to be scouring garage sales.
4
Saint Bernard
I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.
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John Berry
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
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Paul Bettany
I'm sure some people have an absolute grasp of where they are in their careers. I just don't think about it that much.
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David Bohm
My suggestion is that at each state the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp of what is generally known, not only in formal logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc.
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Richard Branson
I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it.
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Anne Bronte
But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.
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Vannevar Bush
If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GRASP»

Discover the use of grasp in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to grasp and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Beyond Hitler's Grasp: The Heroic Rescue of Bulgaria's Jews
Beyond Hitler's Grasp narrates the dramatic true story of this extraordinary rescue. Michael Bar-Zohar's magnificently written story reads like an international thriller, involving a beautiful spy, the Church, and even the king himself.
Michael Bar-Zohar, 2001
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Insights into the Reach to Grasp Movement
This volume presents a variety of studies relating to the reach to grasp movement and provides a necessary and valuable contribution to the field of motor control.
K.M.B. Bennett, U. Castiello, 1994
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A Hedge Fund Tale of Reach and Grasp: Or What's a Heaven For
Written by Barton Biggs, the tale is embedded in the actual events and stock market history of our era.The story is pure fiction, but the ebb and flow of the markets is made vivid by charts and figures.
Barton Biggs, 2010
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Grasp a Nettle (Mills & Boon M&B) (Betty Neels Collection - ...
Mills & Boon presents the complete Betty Neels collection.
Betty Neels, 2012
5
Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know: What Is a Synonym?
Whimsical rhymes and humorous illustrations explain the concept of synonyms.
Brian P. Cleary, 2007
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Beyond America's Grasp: A Century of Failed Diplomacy in the ...
AN INCISIVE “WHITE PAPER” ON THE UNITED STATES’S STRUGGLE TO FRAME A COHERENT MIDDLE EAST POLICY In this book, the Middle East expert Stephen P. Cohen traces U.S. policy in the region back to the breakup of the Ottoman Empire, when ...
Stephen P. Cohen, 2009
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Hemispheric Specialization of Reach-to-grasp Actions
This dissertation was designed to determine the unique contribution of each hemisphere to the control of reach-to-grasp actions.
Jarugool Tretriluxana, 2007
8
To Grasp at a Star
Novella containing two stories, both focusing on adolescent rebelliousness.
Kingwa Kamencu, 2005
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Grasp the Stars
Pursued by members of every species, Meris-the most ancient and legendary of the Jadamiin-is a stowaway on a ship bound for the Port Earth space station.
Jennifer Wingert, 2004
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Grasp the Nettle: Making Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Work
This book aims to assist biodynamic farmers and gardeners to observe the processes of life and growth, and to understand how these processes are governed by cosmic forces, so they can use this knowlege in applying their practical skills.
Peter Proctor, Gillian Cole, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GRASP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term grasp is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hong Kong should grasp opportunities of China's 'one belt, one road …
Hong Kong's sound financial system not only spares the city from the mayhem that hit China's stock market recently, but also affirms its edge to ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
2
Vijay thrilled to grasp India chance
An ODI-best knock of 72 from Murali Vijay helped India to a series victory over Bangladesh and the batsman revelled in his contribution. «beIN SPORTS MENA Breaking News, Jul 15»
3
Marshall: We must improve to grasp top four prize
Halifax could clinch a top four Championship finish at Doncaster next Sunday (2.0) after winning a Shay thriller 25-22 against Batley to stretch ... «Halifax Evening Courier, Jul 15»
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With John Whittingdale you soon grasp he's a two-pudding man …
Look at John Whittingdale and you soon grasp that he is a two-pudding man. There will be no nonsense about jogging or spritzers from this ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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NASA Issues Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive License to California …
MSC-24741-1; USSN 13/408,675, Control of a Glove-Based Grasp Assist Device, NASA Case No. 25320-1; USSN 13/408,668, Human Grasp ... «Targeted News Service, Jul 15»
6
Addressing refugee crisis is within our grasp
There are now more refugees in the world than at any time in recorded history. Yet this global crisis is mostly unrecognized as such; instead, ... «Hamilton Spectator, Jul 15»
7
Saving Big on Your Cable, Internet Bills Could Be Within Your Grasp
Saving Big on Your Cable, Internet Bills Could Be Within Your Grasp. More. ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis reports the latest news on advice that ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
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George Nethercutt: Grasp of civics leads to real July 4 celebration
July 4, 2015 in Opinion. George Nethercutt: Grasp of civics leads to real July 4 celebration. George Nethercutt. Print; Email ... «The Spokesman Review, Jul 15»
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To truly grasp what we're doing to the planet, you need to …
There's been a lot of news lately about the losses of ice from the planet's two gigantic ice sheets, Greenland and Antarctica. And not surprisingly ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
10
Officials: Infant fractures skull after fall from nurse's grasp
Police are investigating after an infant was dropped by a nurse Tuesday morning at Uniontown Hospital, fracturing the baby's skull. The hospital ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Grasp [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/grasp>. Jul 2020 ».
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