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grasper


grasper


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grasp  \Grasp\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grasper};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Qraspine}.]  [OE.  graspen;  prob.  akin  to  LG  grupsen  or  to 
  E.  grope.  Cf  {Grab},  {Grope}.] 
  1.  To  seize  and  hold  by  clasping  or  embracing  with  the 
  fingers  or  arms;  to  catch  to  take  possession  of 
 
  Thy  hand  is  made  to  grasp  a  palmer's  staff.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  lay  hold  of  with  the  mind;  to  become  thoroughly 
  acquainted  or  conversant  with  to  comprehend.