New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: gasp · graip · grass · rasp · granpa · grappa · grassy · grasp at · grasping · grass up
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grasp

1. verb opportunity etc2. verb meaning, instructions, etc3. verb object4. noun understanding, knowledge5. noun grip (of hand/hands)6. noun power (to possess, control)
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1 verb opportunity etc TRANSITIVEtapaigh verb  c m uglac verb  c m utóg verb  c m ushe grasped the opportunity to try it thapaigh sí an deis é a thriail, rug sí ar an bhfaill é a thriail 2 verb meaning, instructions, etc TRANSITIVEtuig verb  c m uhe quickly grasped what I meant thuig sé a raibh i gceist agam go tapa, thug sé leis a raibh i gceist agam gan stróshe easily grasped the instructions thuig sí na treoracha gan stró, bhain sí meabhair as na treoracha go héasca
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3 verb object TRANSITIVEbeir ar PhrV  c m ugreim a fháil argreim a bhreith arshe grasped hold of his shoulder rug sí ar ghualainn air, rug sí i ngreim gualainne air 4 noun understanding, knowledgetuiscint fem3  c m ueolas masc1  c m ucur amach  c m ugreim masc3  c m ua grasp of the language tuiscint ar an teanga, cur amach ar an teanga, eolas ar an teangahe has a poor grasp of reality ní thuigeann sé cúrsaí an tsaoil, is beag meabhair a bhaineann sé as cúrsaí an tsaoil, tá sé sna cata fia to be beyond your grasp bheith thar do chumas, bheith thar d'acmhainnphysics is beyond my grasp ní bhainim meabhair ar bith as an bhfisic, ní fhaighim bun ná barr ar an bhfisic, tá an fhisic thar m'acmhainn 5 noun grip (of hand/hands)greim masc3  c m uhe tightened his grasp on my hand d'fháisc sé a ghreim ar mo lámhthe glass slipped from my grasp thit an ghloine uaim, lig mé an ghloine uaim a firm grasp greim daingean, greim docht, greim láidir, greim cruathe buoy was beyond my grasp bhí an baoi rófhada uaim le breith air, ní raibh mé in ann breith ar an mbaoi, bhí an baoi thar fhad mo láimhe uaim 6 noun power (to possess, control)greim masc3  c m uI had the job in my grasp dóbair dom an post a bheith agam, bhí an post beagnach agam, bhí mé i bhfoisceacht go mbeannaí Dia don phost a fháilthey let the match slip from their grasp scaoil siad uathu an cluiche, lig siad uathu an cluiche
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to grasp at straws

they're grasping at straws tá greim an fhir bháite acu ar an dóchas is lú, caisleáin óir atá siad a dhéanamh, is déirc leo a bhfaighidh siad

to grasp the nettle

we're going to have to grasp the nettle this time beidh orainn aghaidh a thabhairt air an iarraidh seo, beidh orainn dul i ngleic leis an uair seo

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