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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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Etymology

Originally "to feel around", possibly metathesis of Old English græpsan "to touch, feel," from Proto-Germanic *graipison.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to grasp

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to grasp (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To grip—to take hold, particularly with the hand.
  2. To understand.

Translations

Noun

Singular
grasp

Plural
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grasp ({{{1}}})
  1. grip
  2. understanding
  3. that which is accessible; that which is within one's reach or ability
    The goal is within my grasp.

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