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grab vs grasp
What is the difference between the verbs "grab" and "grasp"?
Re: grab vs grasp
Grab would be used to mean seizing something forcefully. It's synonymous with 'snatch'.
Grasp means to hold onto something tightly.
Both has somewhat less literal meanings:
Grab is also used to mean causing excitement or interest; 'The book was O.K., but it just didn't grab me' (from dictionary.com)
Grasp is frequently used to mean understand, or comprehend; 'I don't grasp what you just said.'
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