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Synonyms for grasping

Synonyms for grasping

having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity

Synonyms for grasping

understanding with difficulty

the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

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The assumption is from observations of digit utilization during the main types of functional grasping, namely the tripod, pinch, and power functional grasp [18-22].
Bernoulli grippers (or air flow grippers) are typical non-contact grasping devices [Monkman, 2007].
Chogye Trichen Rinpoche claims that all the teachings of the Sakya and of the Lamdre, as well as those of the Nyingma and Kagyu, the Kadam and Gelug schools are contained in the four lines of Gyaltsen's spiritual song dealing with attachment to this life, cyclic existence, pursuit of one's narrow purpose and the crippling phenomenon of grasping.
The movements are nearly identical to those of an infant practicing depth perception while reaching for and grasping its first cookie.
Grasping at Independence: Debt, Male Authority, and Mineral Rights in Appalachian Kentucky, 1850-1915.
An attempt to remove the object with grasping forceps only tended to push it posteriorly.
Grasping the door handle with one hand and the steering wheel with the other, Finehout was dragged with his legs dangling beneath the truck.
In fact, although it looks as though the tiny hand is grasping the hand of the surgeon, the fetus was anesthetised at the time.
In summary, Expt 1 compared spoon-feeding with unimanual reaching and grasping.
For grasping posture, the MVTE of full-grip torque strength was found to be approximately twice that of fingertip-grip torque strength for loosening and tightening circular electrical connectors (Adams & Peterson, 1988).
He is clearly concerned with grasping the temporal distance from the present back to the time of the occurrence of the event, but he nowhere indicates a concern with grasping the duration of the said event.
As McBrien notes, our contact with God is sacramental, for the hidden God imbues our visible world, and "in grasping that visible reality we can grasp the hidden God.
The "U" technique requires grasping the implant within 4 mm to 5 mm of its tip.
She is grasping, an insatiable hunger to taste our sweetness of life.