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Synonyms for grasp

Synonyms for grasp

to take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on

to perceive directly with the intellect

an act or means of holding something

firm control


a strong or powerful influence


the ability or power to seize or attain

Synonyms for grasp

understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

the limit of capability

an intellectual hold or understanding


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hold firmly

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I hope fans will take advantage of this to give Graeme Souness support in his first game in charge after the way he grasped the nettle and accepted the United job with such enthusiasm.
He should have been a hero, at least on the Left, as the Minister who grasped the nettle, and brought Railtrack back into public ownership when his predecessors did not have the bottle.
At a glance not unlike the previous Clio, which sold nearly 2 million since 1998, in reality it is a far superior car in all respects, clear proof that the Renault design team have grasped the nettle and come up with a major challenger in the small hatch class.
Credit has to be given to staff who have changed the way they work and have grasped the nettle.
He added: "I've got to hand it to Nickey Brennan he grasped the nettle from the very start and you've got to admire the man.
WITH the spectre of congestion charging now hanging over Merseyside, and particularly Liverpool, is it not time that our politicians and planners grasped the nettle and identified a cure for the problem instead of predictably caning the poor motorist?
Clarke has not yet grasped the nettle when having his chance but a more positive arrival from the bench against Southampton has encouraged both his manager and fellow striker.
Rugby borough Council leader Coun Bryan Levy said: "I am pleased that the Secretary of State has grasped the nettle.