Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Grasp"

The meaning of "Grasp" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does grasp a note mean?
A:
"grasp" can have two meanings:
1) to reach to hold something in your hands
2) to try to do something or understand an idea with your mind".

A "note" can have two meanings:
1) a letter that you write
2) a music note, like B flat.

So "grasp a note" could mean:
1) To be able to sing a music note
2) To try to hold a piece of paper that someone wrote words on
3) To try to understand which music note you are hearing.

I can't tell you for sure what "grasp a note" means unless you can give me some context.
Q: What does plucked from grasp mean?
A: That is missing a word.
If someone get lucky and got a good job, they were plucked from the grasp of poverty.
A kidnapped child was plucked from the grasp of their parents.
It means taken.
Q: What does often plucked from grasp by slightest breeze mean?
A: It means You were mainly focused on someone/something and suddenly something distracted your attention
Q: What does often plucked from grasp by the slightest breeze mean?
A: Sounds like a poorly constructed quote. I think it means the slightest breeze will "pluck" something from the grasp of something or someone.
Q: What does grasp mean?
A: @prominencial hold tightly or to understand something. "She grasped his hand tightly", "He was worried because he could not grasp the subject".

Example sentences using "Grasp"

Q: Please show me example sentences with grasp, understand. are these same meanings?.
A: Yes, they can have similar meanings!

to grasp = to comprehend fully
I think I managed to grasp the main points of the lecture.

to understand = to know the meaning of something, to know how something works, etc.
She explained the whole idea again, but I still didn't understand.
Q: Please show me example sentences with to grasp.
A: I couldn't quite grasp the object
Q: Please show me example sentences with grasp.
A: It was impossible for me to grasp (grab) the stone since it was too slippery

She was unable to grasp (understand) Anastasia's homework since she was still only in third grade
Q: Please show me example sentences with grasp.
A: 'I grasp the cup tightly'
'I can grasp this concept easily'
'My friend grasps the idea of maths a lot better than I do'
'I loosen my grasp on the table.

Synonyms of "Grasp" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between grasp and comprehend and understand ?
A: Comprehend and understand mean the same thing, but comprehend is more formal. However, grasp is a bit different. When you grasp something, you understand it, but not well. Saying "I just can't grasp this topic" means that you feel close to understanding, but you can't quite get there and you don't know why. You are likely to try again in the future. Saying "I just don't understand this topic" means you are probably ready to give up, and you are not likely to keep trying unless you have to, or unless someone helps you.
I hope that makes sense.
Q: What is the difference between grasp and grab and fetch and catch and seize ?
A: grasp is when you want to "grasp that thought" like you're trying to understand. grab is when you go to hold something " I went to grab the milk." fetch is when you throw a ball to a dog and they "fetch" it for you. it's when you tell someone to get it for you. seize is when you stop someone or something quickly. "you seized her by the hand."
Q: What is the difference between grasp and catch ?
A: Grasp is to hold firmly.
She was grasping at straws. This is a saying that means making a desperate attempt.
Catch is to intercepting something.
I don’t want to catch your cold.
Can you play catch with me?
Q: What is the difference between grasp and understand ?
A: Grasp has two meanings: it can mean to hold something firmly ("I grasped his hand", "they held the rope in a strong grasp")
OR
it can mean to comprehend something ("after weeks of study, I was able to grasp the concept", "maths can be difficult for some people to grasp") - kind of like taking hold of something, but this time mentally :D

Understand has only one meaning - to comprehend ("I understand how to do the question", "she understands what am I talking about")

That is the main difference I would say. Hope this helps! If you need more examples or anything, please ask ☺
Q: What is the difference between you have a good grasp of English and you have a good command of English ?
A: "Good grasp" would most likely be used.

I've personally never heard anyone say you have a "good command "of something. It doesn't make sense in such context.

Translations of "Grasp"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? grasp the language
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? grasp
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Other questions about "Grasp"

Q: develop a natural grasp of the langauge does this sound natural?
A: It sounds natural!

Although you could also say:

"‎develop a natural understanding of the language"

In this context you could use "grasp" and "understanding " interchangeably
Q: "If I have a good grasp of the English grammar someday, I will teach it to you." does this sound natural?
A:
If (someday) I (get/develop) a good grasp/understanding of English grammar, I will teach it to you.
Q: I've been trying to get a grasp on the difference between simple past and past perfect.
Then, I reached a website, which explains that as follows:


We were shocked to discover that someone had graffitied “Tootles was here” on our front door.

We were relieved that Tootles used washable paint. / We were relieved that Tootles had used washable paint.

『It’s a subtle difference, but the first sentence doesn’t tie Tootles’s act of using washable paint to any particular moment in time; readers might interpret it as “We were relieved that Tootles was in the habit of using washable paint.” In the second sentence, the past perfect makes it clear that you’re talking about a specific instance of using washable paint.』

Also, I was told that people simply don't use past perfect tense much.
Would you share your thoughts about this?
A: People normally don't use past perfect tense because they don't often care enough to use the correct tense for what they say. Usually, they only care about whether it's past, present, or future, but neglect the nuances.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce grasps, vaguer.
A: "grasps"
"vaguer"
Q: Please show me how to pronounce I want to gain a solid grasp on English grammar, vocabulary, and conversational skills, put them into practice during my foreign study, and turn my life there into a meaningful experience..
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