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The government has no grasp of the suffering of the poor.
She has a good grasp of English.
The tasks were beyond the intellectual grasp of many pupils.
Victory was now within their grasp.
Just when the game seemed to be slipping from their grasp, they scored a vital goal.
Peace was not completely beyond his grasp.
This is the American English definition of grasp. View British English definition of grasp.
to kill someone in a violent way
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