"grasps" in the noun sense
1. appreciation, grasp, hold
understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
"he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
2. compass, range, reach, grasp
the limit of capability
"within the compass of education"
3. grip, grasp
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"
4. clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
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"
"grasps" in the verb sense
1. grasp, hold on
2. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend
get the meaning of something
"Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
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