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What is another word for grasping?

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Adjective
Greedy, or eager for wealth
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“This is a grasping, ambitious woman in the style of Lady Macbeth, who'll readily sacrifice people for her own gain.”
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(of a person, action, or motive) Making decisions based solely on one's own self-interest or personal profit
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Eagerly wishing or wanting of something or someone
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Able to take hold of and clasp objects
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Severe or harsh, typically of something dealing with money or finance
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Wanting or devouring great quantities of food
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Involving the extension of a part of the body
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Showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery
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Verb
Comprehending what someone is saying
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“Security is a complex science that most fail to grasp comprehensively.”
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Present participle for to seize and hold firmly
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“Jake would extend his hand for Sharon to grasp before helping her out of the crevice.”
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Present participle for to take (an opportunity) eagerly
“Do not miss your chance to grasp this opportunity that only comes once in a lifetime.”
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Present participle for to clasp (someone or each other) in the arms
“He would grasp his children tight before he left.”
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Present participle for to receive or procure
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Present participle for to feel or manipulate with the hands
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Present participle for to adhere or stick firmly or closely to
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Present participle for to refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another)
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Present participle for to have met, be acquainted or familiar with
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Present participle for to apply pressure by squeezing
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Present participle for to distract, or to occupy or draw one's attention or thoughts
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Present participle for to make an attempt at handling a problem or policy
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Present participle for to lift or raise something by grasping it
Noun
The quality of being acquisitive
Noun
The action of squeezing something
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