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    grab vs grasp

    What is the difference between the verbs "grab" and "grasp"?

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    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

    Grasp is frequently used to mean understand, or comprehend; 'I don't grasp what you just said.'

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