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[Tn] (a) seize (sb/sth) firmly with hand(s), finger(s), teeth, etc 抓住或咬住（某人[某物]）: She grasped the rope and pulled herself up. 她抓住绳子攀了上去. * He grasped my hand warmly, ie to shake it. 他热情地跟我握手. * He grasped her firmly by the arm. 他紧紧地抓住她的胳膊. (b) (fig 比喻) take advantage of (sth); not lose 利用（某事物）; 抓紧: grasp an opportunity 抓住机会.
[Tn, Tw] understand (sth) fully 全面理解（某事）; 全面领会: I don't think you've quite grasped the seriousness of the situation. 我认为你对情况的严重性理解得还不透彻. * She never could grasp how to do it. 她始终弄不明白该怎样做.
(idm 习语) grasp the `nettle deal with a difficult matter firmly and boldly 坚定果断地处理棘手的事情.
(phr v) grasp at sth try to seize sth 尽力抓住某物: grasp at a swinging rope 尽力抓住摇摆的绳子 * (fig 比喻) grasp at an opportunity 抓住时机.
> grasp n (usu sing 通常作单数)
1 (a) hold; grip 抓住; 把握: Take a firm grasp of the handle and pull. 抓住把手用力拉. (b) (fig 比喻) power; control 力量; 权力; 支配; 控制: in the grasp of powerful emotions he could not control 在他难以控制的强烈感情支配下 * They had fled to America, and were beyond the grasp of their enemies. 他们逃到美洲, 摆脱了敌人的控制.
2 understanding 理解; 理解力; 领会; 掌握: difficulties within/beyond sb's grasp 某人能[不能]理解的困难 * She has a good grasp of the subject. 她对该学科有深刻的了解.