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To try to hold something

catch

verb

to take hold of someone or a part of their body with your hands

catch at

to reach out and try to get hold of something

claw

verb

to try to take hold of something with your hands

clutch

verb

to try to take hold of someone or something because you are afraid or in pain, or in order to stop yourself from falling

dip into

to put your hand into a container in order to get something

fumble

verb

to try to hold, move, or find something using your hands in a way that is not skilful or graceful

grab at

to try to take hold of something in a rough or rude way

grasp at

to try to take hold of something

juggle

verb

to try to balance several things that you are holding without dropping any of them

pounce

verb

to quickly jump on or hold someone or something

reach out

to stretch out your arm to try to touch or hold someone or something

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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