grasp

grasp
1. verb
1) (to take hold of especially by putting one's fingers or arm(s) round: He grasped the rope; He grasped the opportunity to ask for a higher salary.) asir, agarrar; apretar, empuñar
2) (to understand: I can't grasp what he's getting at.) captar, coger, comprender, entender

2. noun
1) (a grip with one's hand etc: Have you got a good grasp on that rope?) asimiento, apretón; control, dominio
2) (the ability to understand: His ideas are quite beyond my grasp.) entendimiento, comprensión, capacidad, conocimientos
grasp vb
1. agarrar / coger
he grasped his sword firmly agarró firmemente su espada
2. comprender / entender
it's complicated and hard to grasp es complicado y difícil de comprender
grasp
tr[grɑːsp]
noun
1 (grip, hold) asimiento, apretón nombre masculino
he's got a strong grasp agarra muy fuerte
he lost his grasp on the rope se le escapó la cuerda
2 figurative use (control, power) control nombre masculino, dominio
he had her in his grasp la tenía en sus garras
3 (reach) alcance nombre masculino
success is within our grasp el éxito está a nuestro alcance
victory was beyond their grasp la victoria estaba fuera de su alcance
4 (understanding) comprensión nombre femenino; (knowledge) conocimientos nombre masculino plural
she has a sound grasp of economics tiene sólidos conocimientos de economía
you have a good grasp of the problem comprendes bien el problema
transitive verb
1 (seize - with hands) agarrar, asir; (opportunity, offer) aprovechar
he grasped me by the arm me agarró del brazo
2 (understand) comprender, captar
he failed to grasp the significance of the problem no comprendió la importancia del problema
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to lose one's grasp on reality perder contacto con la realidad
grasp ['græsp] vt
1) grip, seize: agarrar, asir
2) comprehend: entender, comprender
grasp vi
to grasp at : aprovechar
grasp n
1) grip: agarre m
2) control: control m, garras fpl
3) reach: alcance m
within your grasp: a su alcance
4) understanding: comprensión f, entendimiento m
grasp
n.
agarro s.m.
alcance s.m.
apretón s.m.
asimiento s.m.
comprensión s.f.
poder s.m.
puño s.m.
v.
aferrar v.
agarrafar v.
agarrar v.
alcanzar v.
apañar v.
apresar v.
asir v.
empuñar v.

I
1. græsp, grɑːsp
transitive verb
1)
a) (seize) \<\<object/person\>\> agarrar; \<\<opportunity/offer\>\> aprovechar
b) (hold tightly) tener* agarrado
2) (understand) \<\<concept\>\> captar

2.
vi

to grasp AT something — tratar de agarrar algo

to grasp at an opportunity — aprovechar una oportunidad


II
noun (no pl)
1)
a) (grip)

his grasp on my arm tightened, he tightened his grasp on my arm — me apretó más el brazo

b) (reach) alcance m

victory is (with)in our grasp — la victoria está a nuestro alcance

2) (understanding) comprensión f; (knowledge) conocimientos mpl

she has a good grasp of the subject — tiene conocimientos sólidos del tema

[ɡrɑːsp]
1. N
1) (=handclasp) apretón m

to be within sb's grasp — estar al alcance de la mano de algn

he has a strong grasp — agarra muy fuerte

to lose one's grasp on sth — desasirse de algo

2) (fig) (=power) garras fpl , control m ; (=range) alcance m ; (=understanding) comprensión f

it's within everyone's grasp — está al alcance de todos

it is beyond my grasp — está fuera de mi alcance

to have a good grasp of sth — dominar algo

2. VT
1) (=take hold of) agarrar, asir; (=hold firmly) sujetar; [+ hand] estrechar, apretar; [+ weapon etc] empuñar
2) (fig) [+ chance, opportunity] aprovechar; [+ power, territory] apoderarse de
3) (=understand) comprender, entender
* * *

I
1. [græsp, grɑːsp]
transitive verb
1)
a) (seize) \<\<object/person\>\> agarrar; \<\<opportunity/offer\>\> aprovechar
b) (hold tightly) tener* agarrado
2) (understand) \<\<concept\>\> captar

2.
vi

to grasp AT something — tratar de agarrar algo

to grasp at an opportunity — aprovechar una oportunidad


II
noun (no pl)
1)
a) (grip)

his grasp on my arm tightened, he tightened his grasp on my arm — me apretó más el brazo

b) (reach) alcance m

victory is (with)in our grasp — la victoria está a nuestro alcance

2) (understanding) comprensión f; (knowledge) conocimientos mpl

she has a good grasp of the subject — tiene conocimientos sólidos del tema


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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