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  • n  understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    he has a good grasp of accounting practices
  • n  the limit of capability
  • n  an intellectual hold or understanding
    a terrible power had her in its grasp
  • n  the act of grasping
  • v  hold firmly
  • v  get the meaning of something

  • A newborn baby will close its fist on any object which touches its palmwhich is to say, the newly delivered infant has a fully developed grasping response.
  • If I could understand those transformations, I might begin to grasp Alber's mysterious ability to turn out the most beautifully crafted and coveted pieces season after season.
  • The techniques were: attention grasp, walling (hitting a detainee against a flexible wall), facial hold, facial slap, cramped confinement, wall standing, stress positions, sleep .
News & Articles

  • The world’s leading producer of orange juice is getting squeezed
    If Brazil is going to maintain its grasp on the global orange juice market, it’s going to have to shake things up a bit. Brazil makes and distributes more orange juice than any other country in the world, ...
    June 13, 2013 - Quartz via Yahoo! Finance
  • The laden 'Man of Steel' doesn't soar
    It has been a black eye to Hollywood that throughout this, the unending and increasingly repetitive age of the superhero blockbuster, the comics' most iconic son has eluded its grasp like a bird or, if you will, a plane.
    June 13, 2013 - New Jersey Herald
  • A Prosthetic Limb, Controlled by an Amputee's Thoughts
    Thanks to new DARPA technology, things like picking up a coffee cup could be, literally, within grasp.        
    June 12, 2013 - The Atlantic

  • Bill Clinton in Dallas Morning News
    He has shown a clear grasp of foreign policy and national security challenges. ...... The long, hard primary tested and strengthened him. And in his first presidential decision, the selection of a running mate, he hit it out of the park,Mr....
  • President Bush in FOXNews
    Freedom and peace are within your grasp,Bush said despite scant signs of progress.
  • Pope Benedict XVI in Los Angeles Times
    I recognize how difficult it was to grasp the extent and complexity of the problem, to obtain reliable information and to make the right decisions in the light of conflicting expert advice,Benedict wrote. "Nevertheless, it must be admitted...

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