v. To take hold of or seize firmly with or as if with the hand.v. To clasp firmly with or as if with the hand.v. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend. See Synonyms at apprehend.verb-intransitive. To make a motion of seizing, snatching, or clutching.verb-intransitive. To show eager and prompt willingness or acceptance: grasps at any opportunity. n. The act of grasping.n. A firm hold or grip.n. An embrace.n. The ability or power to seize or attain; reach: Victory in the election was within her grasp. n. Understanding; comprehension: "only a vague intuitive grasp of the meaning of greatness in literature” ( Gilbert Highet).