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  Words related to grasping

Related / Similar Words: taking hold, seizing, prehension, avaricious, covetous, grabby, greedy, prehensile

 

Definition:
  • the act of gripping something firmly with the hands;
  • understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings";
  • 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;

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    Hyponyms: clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold

     

    Derivational Morphology: seize, prehend, clutch, grasp, hold on, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, compass, apprehend

     

    Anagrams: sparring, praising

     

     
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