grasp (grasps, present participle grasping; past and past participle grasped)
- To grip; to take hold, particularly with the hand.
- I have never been able to grasp the concept of infinity.
- To take advantage of something, to seize, to jump at a chance.
- (grip) clasp, grip, hold tight; See also Thesaurus:grasp
- (understand) comprehend, fathom
- (take advantage) jump at the chance, jump on
- French: saisir, agripper
- German: greifen, erfassen
- Italian: afferrare, avvinghiare, avvinghiarsi, agguantare
- Portuguese: agarrar
- Russian: хвата́ть
- Spanish: agarrar, asir
- French: comprendre, saisir
- German: begreifen, verstehen, erfassen
- Italian: afferrare, capire, comprendere
- Portuguese: entender, compreender
- Russian: понима́ть
- Spanish: comprender
grasp (plural grasps)
- (sometimes, figurative) Grip.
- 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter III, in Nobody, New York, N.Y.: George H[enry] Doran Company, published 1915, OCLC 40817384 ↗:
- Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
- That which is accessible; that which is within one's reach or ability.
- The goal is within my grasp.
- German: Verständnis
- Italian: comprensione, padronanza
- Portuguese: compreensão
- Russian: усвое́ние
- Spanish: comprensión
- (software, object-oriented design) Acronym of General Responsibility Assignment Software Patterns