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grasping

[ gras-ping, grahs- ]
/ ˈgræs pɪŋ, ˈgrɑs- /
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adjective

greedy; avaricious: a sly, grasping man.
being used to grasp or tending to grasp; tenacious.

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Origin of grasping

First recorded in 1540–50; grasp + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM grasping

grasp·ing·ly, adverbgrasp·ing·ness, nouno·ver·grasp·ing, adjectiveun·grasp·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for grasping

grasping
/ (ˈɡrɑːspɪŋ) /

adjective

greedy; avaricious; rapacious

Derived forms of grasping

graspingly, adverb
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