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  Definition of grasping
  1. the act of gripping something firmly with the hands
  2. understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"
  3. 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 greed
Similar Words: taking hold, seizing, prehension, avaricious, covetous, grabby, greedy, prehensile

 

Hyponyms: clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold

 

Derivational Morphology: seize, prehend, clutch, grasp, hold on, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, compass, apprehend

 

Anagrams: sparring, praising

 

 
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