English - Vietnamese Dictionary
grasp /grɑ:sp/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự túm lấy, sự níu lấy, sự ôm ghì
- quyền lực
- within one's grasp: có thể nắm lấy được; trong phạm vi quyền lực
- sự nắm được, sự hiểu thấu
- to have a through grasp of a problem: hiểu triệt để một vấn đề, nắm vững vấn đề
- a problem within one's grasp: vấn đề có thể hiểu được
- a problem beyond one's grasp: vấn đề ngoài sự hiểu biết của mình
- động từ
- nắm, chắc, túm chặt, ôm chặt
- to grasp somebody's hand: nắm lấy tay ai, bắt tay ai
- nắm được, hiểu thấu (vấn đề...)
- to grasp firmly: nắm vững
- to grasp somebody's meaning: hiểu được ý ai
- (+ at) chộp lấy, giật lấy, cố nắm lấy
- to grasp at on opportunity: chộp lấy cơ hội
- grap all, lose all
- ôm đồm làm hỏng việc; tham thì thâm
grasps|grasped|graspinggræsp /grɑːspThesaurus Dictionary
+understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
+the limit of capability
+a firm controlling influence
+the act of grasping
+get the meaning of something
Advanced English Dictionary
1 grip, grab, seize, clasp, clutch, snatch, hold, take or lay or catch hold of, Colloq nab:
I grasped the rope and was pulled to safety.
2 understand, comprehend, appreciate, catch (on), get, get the drift or point of, follow, see, realize, apprehend, learn, Colloq make head(s) or tail(s) of, Slang dig:
I am trying to grasp the full import of what you are saying.
3 hold, grip, clutches, clasp, embrace, lock:
He loosened his grasp on my throat and I could breathe again.
4 possession, control, power, mastery, sovereignty, suzerainty, hold:
By then, even the outer islands had fallen within his grasp.
5 understanding, comprehension, apprehension, awareness, perception, sense:
He has a poor grasp of the basics of the subject.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 [VN] to take a firm hold of sb/sth: He grasped my hand and shook it warmly. + Kay grasped him by the wrist.
2 to understand sth completely: [VN] They failed to grasp the importance of his words. + [V wh-] She was unable to grasp how to do it. + [V that] It took him some time to grasp that he was now a public figure.
3 [VN] ~ a chance / an opportunity to take an opportunity without hesitating and use it: I grasped the opportunity to work abroad.
Idioms: grasp the nettle (BrE) to deal with a difficult situation firmly and without hesitating: The government now has the opportunity to grasp the nettle of prison reform.
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Phrasal Verbs: grasp at sth
1 to try to take hold of sth in your hands: She grasped at his coat as he rushed past her.
2 to try to take an opportunity
+ noun [usually sing.]
1 a firm hold of sb/sth or control over sb/sth: I grabbed him, but he slipped from my grasp. + She felt a firm grasp on her arm. + Don't let the situation escape from your grasp. + As soon as he relaxed his grasp on the rope, it was pulled out of his hands. + As the drugs took hold, her grasp of reality began to slip slowly away.
2 a person's understanding of a subject or of difficult facts: He has a good grasp of German grammar. + These complex formulae are beyond the grasp of the average pupil.
3 the ability to get or achieve sth: Success was within her grasp.
1 holding sth
She felt a firm grasp on her hand.
VERB + GRASP
As she jumped forward, the ball slipped from her grasp.
| prise sth from, rip sth from, snatch sth from, wrench sth from, wrest sth from
She wrenched the bottle from his grasp.
beyond your ~
The key was on a high shelf, just beyond her grasp.
| in your ~
He kept the letter firmly in his grasp.
| from sb's ~
The robber tried to free the case from her grasp.
| out of sb's ~
She kicked the gun out of his grasp.
| within (your) ~
(often figurative) Just when victory seemed within grasp, the referee blew his whistle.
fine, firm, good, impressive, proper, sound | limited, poor | intellectual
The task was beyond the intellectual grasp of some of the students.
We have no intuitive grasp of the immensity of time.
VERB + GRASP
have | get
Working with native speakers helped me get a good grasp of the language.
beyond your ~
These ideas are all beyond his grasp.
| within your ~ | ~ of
a poor grasp of mathematics verb
1 take hold of sb/sth suddenly and firmly
Her hands were grasping at his coat.
She grasped him tightly by the wrist.
grasp hold of sb/sth
She grasped hold of the banister to support herself.
2 understand sth
He had not fully grasped the fact that he was the one who would pay for all this.
| not really
I hadn't really grasped what they were talking about.
| quickly | easily, readily
a means by which students can more easily grasp the basics of science
VERB + GRASP
try to | be unable to, fail to
She failed to grasp the significance of these facts.
| quick to
He was quick to grasp the basic principles.
| be difficult to, be hard to
Some of these concepts are very difficult to grasp.
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