Textual thesaurus for "grasp"

(noun) grip, hold, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches

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

(noun) grip

an intellectual hold or understanding

a good grip on French history; 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

(noun) range, reach, compass

the limit of capability

within the compass of education

(noun) hold, appreciation

understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

he has a good grasp of accounting practices

(verb) dig, compass, comprehend, get the picture, grok, apprehend, savvy

get the meaning of something

Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

(verb) hold on

hold firmly