Laila's grasp abruptly weakened as a cold, hard splash separated us.
When you have been down in two or three pits you begin to get some grasp of the processes that are going on underground.
Could a smart guy like Huntsman really be so deluded that he believes the 2012 Republican nomination is within his grasp?
Just a few months ago my 3-year-old son, mid-tantrum, broke my grasp to run from me in a crowded subway station.
The human mind is uniquely unprepared to grasp the basic facts of Weather Apocalypse for two reasons.
Indeed, so strange was his new-found knowledge, that he could not grasp the significance of even half of the facts in his mind.
But it all goes in with my general incompetence to grasp opportunity.
And he put out his hand to catch the fairy as a child might grasp at a butterfly.
As he went down he released his grasp on my throat in his effort to save himself.
My memories swam like little fish that I snatched at, and sometimes they wriggled out of my grasp.
mid-14c., "to reach for, feel around," possibly a metathesis of grapsen, from Old English *græpsan "to touch, feel," from Proto-Germanic *grap-, *grab- (cf. East Frisian grapsen "to grasp," Middle Dutch grapen "to seize, grasp," Old English grapian "to touch, feel, grope"), from PIE root *ghrebh- (see grab). Sense of "seize" first recorded mid-16c. Figurative use from c.1600; of intellectual matters from 1680s. Related: Grasped; grasping. The noun is from 1560s.