grasp

Meaning(s)

1. hold or grip tightly

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grasp the bar/concept/opportunity

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To grasp mean to literally hold tightly or 'to grip'. Figuratively it means to comprehend or understand something, you can grasp a concept meaning you understand it, or grasp an opportunity meaning you avail of it. This is a formal expression used more in professional contexts.

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  1. He was terrified of the rollercoaster, so he grasped the bar and held on tight.
  2. I never really grasped the basics of cooking so I decided to enrol in a class so I could learn. 

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  1. She quickly developed a good grasp of the concepts required to do the job.
  2. You have to grasp every opportunity with both hands, and just go for it!

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get a grip go for it

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