grasping

Definitions of grasping
  1. adjective
    immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
    “a grasping old miser”
    grasping commercialism”
    synonyms: avaricious, covetous, grabby, greedy, prehensile
    acquisitive
    eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
  2. noun
    the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
    synonyms: prehension, seizing, taking hold
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    clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
    the act of grasping
    choke hold, chokehold
    a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind
    embrace, embracement, embracing
    the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
    wrestling hold
    a hold used in the sport of wrestling
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    control
    the activity of managing or exerting control over something
  3. noun
    understanding with difficulty
    “the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings
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    apprehension, discernment, savvy, understanding
    the cognitive condition of someone who understands
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