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Dictionary definition for: Grasping

1. (n) understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"

2. (s) 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

3. (n) the act of gripping something firmly with the hands

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