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Dictionary definition for: Grasp

1. (n) understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

2. (v) hold firmly

3. (n) the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"

4. (v) get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

5. (n) 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"

6. (n) 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"

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