Synonym of grasping

Alternative for grasping

Adjective

Greedy, eager for wealth
acquisitive greedy rapacious avaricious covetous mean selfish miserly penny-pinching stingy venal usurious grabbing grabby materialistic cheese-paring close-fisted hoarding mercenary money-oriented parsimonious scrimping tightfisted avid cheap close coveting forehanded money-grabbing moneygrubbing money-grubbing possessive snoep tight tight-fisted desirous extorting extortionate hungry itchy penurious prehensile on the make ungenerous mingy sparing illiberal near chintzy frugal stinting uncharitable Scrooge-like closefisted pinchpenny spare pinching thrifty insatiable grudging saving economical gluttonous predatory pennywise churlish voracious ravenous edacious hoggish skinflinty craving cheeseparing devouring Mammonish Mammonistic chary miserable esurient petty ravening eager ungiving curmudgeonly costive worldly sordid skimping swinish cheapskate skinflint prudent beggarly guzzling carnivorous gormandizing gobbling gulping gross piggish exacting tightwad piggy omnivorous economizing economising quaestuary corrupt pleonectic puritanical ascetic wolfish provident prodigious unquenchable careful uncontrolled meagre abstemious meager unwasteful cautious ignoble pennypinching skimpy unappeasable starving empty starved gorging dog-hungry sating ironfisted hard-fisted wary money-conscious insatiate starved to death bribable demanding pinchfisted cupidinous tight-wad masochistic unprincipled unethical unscrupulous gold-digging scanty severe dirty filthy scrimpy rude crude harsh scrounging derisory abject squalid brutish unclean money motivated stewardly bloodsucking hard oppressive rigorous boorish cost-conscious narrow enthusiastic compulsive uncontrollable keen money hungry insatiat marauding self-indulgent plundering preying intemperate gutsy gannet-like very hungry blood-sucking murderous furious ferocious savage canny austere sensible spartan abstinent monastic monkish self-denying nunlike non-indulgent self-disciplined consumerist penny-wise capitalistic preserving conserving meticulous discreet bourgeois temporal object-oriented mundane profane sensual earthy terrestrial carnal earthly-minded material unspiritual yuppie money-orientated secular banausic

Adjective

(of a person, action, or motive) Making decisions based solely on one's own self-interest or personal profit
selfish inconsiderate ungiving thoughtless unthinking uncaring heedless unmindful regardless insensitive tactless apathetic discourteous uncharitable unkind mean miserly greedy mercenary egocentric egomaniacal egotistic egotistical introverted self-loving acquisitive opportunistic self-absorbed self-centered self-centred self-obsessed self-regarding self-seeking self-serving inward-looking money-grubbing looking after number one on the make out for what one can get wrapped up in oneself narcissistic self-interested egoistic egoistical solipsistic self-concerned self-involved self-preoccupied self-infatuated self-oriented vain conceited vainglorious self-important stuck-up proud pompous self-admiring superior opinionated individualistic puffed up bragging self-indulgent boastful boasting prideful snobbish haughty inflated aloof swollen inward looking stuck on oneself inner-directed wrapped up in yourself unthoughtful megalomaniac individualist independent personal full of yourself looking out for number one childish egomaniac abandoned self-pitying wallowing selflike grandstanding undiplomatic blundering know-it-all having a swelled head on an ego trip wrapped up with oneself self-sufficient in love with oneself in love with yourself self-contained careerist calculating rude indiscreet careless injudicious obsessive isolated intimate intrinsic affected autocratic subjective fortune-hunting gold-digging impolite out for what you can get unique original off-centre nonconformist unconventional unorthodox atypical singular individual idiosyncratic uncommon self-minded groundbreaking liberated characteristic distinctive unconstrained free-spirited pioneering freethinking bohemian particular unfettered eccentric untrammelled special typical odd maverick self-reliant strange peculiar untrammeled smug complacent self-satisfied pleased with oneself arrogant overweening cocky bigheaded swaggering important biggity biggety swellheaded assured peacockish consequential self-conceited self-opinionated swollen-headed big-headed self-congratulatory pleased with yourself cocksure immodest strutting think too highly of oneself think a lot of oneself above oneself have an excessively high opinion of oneself full of oneself supercilious uppity snooty uppish snot-nosed blowing one's own trumpet toffee-nosed smart-alecky loudmouth chesty brag stuck up too big for your boots windbag snotty boast ham big talking phoney phony full of hot air gall high and mighty conceity too big for one's boots insufferable happy content pleased unconcerned proud of oneself gratified satisfied self-possessed wisenheimer confident gloating contented self-righteous obsequious serene self-assured self-contented self-pleased resting on your laurels self-approving easy-going like the cat that got the cream triumphant imperious swanky ostentatious high-and-mighty think one is God's gift think one is the cat's pyjamas think one is the cat's whiskers

Adjective

Showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery
venal corruptible purchasable grafting rapacious bent bribable corrupt crooked dishonorable dishonourable mercenary unprincipled fraudulent prostituted sordid avaricious buyable dirty dishonest unscrupulous untrustworthy warped amoral conscienceless decadent degenerate double-dealing immoral lawless padded shady simoniac simoniacal unethical unprofessional open to bribery on the take villainous deceitful underhand evil underhanded base nefarious criminal rotten ignoble disreputable bad tricky dodgy treacherous wicked perfidious two-faced shifty low unconscionable dissolute guileful corrupted swindling sinful deceptive degraded devious duplicitous malfeasant cheating unsavoury iniquitous shameful discreditable faithless unsavory foul hollow-hearted low-down profligate reprobate roguish flagitious perverse depraved unlawful questionable illegal abandoned crafty fast sharp rogue vicious cutthroat Machiavellian shameless knavish vile sly ignominious ruthless scandalous unfaithful wretched dastardly praetorian disgraceful debauched Janus-faced wrong wanton repugnant lying defrauding recreant abhorrent abominable detestable impure false suborned self-seeking snide untruthful scoundrelly rascally double-crossing two-timing mean corruptable dubious miscreant indirect dirty-dealing licentious mercentary stop-at-nothing monstrous dishonored boorish baneful loose deleterious abased infamous disloyal dissipated heinous dishonoured perverted reprehensible deceiving hypocritical traitorous appalling unrighteous dark undesirable squalid despicable contemptible shoddy cheap untrue unreliable vitiated deplorable tawdry mendacious inconstant available unsound insincere objectionable scurrilous debased exploitative improper fickle treasonable adulterous delusive execrable currish seedy seamy servile abject nasty paltry cunning furtive wrongdoing double-faced forsworn falsehearted back-stabbing malicious mythomaniac malevolent apostate perjured renegade false-hearted obtainable sleazoid louche disgusting skanky scurvy beyond contempt slippery unconscientious poor distasteful sleazy calculated low-minded covetous on sale for sale casuistic selfish degrading sinister unfair scheming wrongful petty unworthy arrant felonious in stock profiteering open extortionate to be had on the market fast and loose gone to the dogs sneaky wily artful designing slick insidious calculating subtle conniving foxy shonky shrewd disingenuous sneaking fishy dissembling slim cagey suspicious astute stealthy beguiling unsportsmanlike unjust suspect unsporting intriguing surreptitious clandestine secretive canny shabby misleading cagy cute oblique secret fly-by-night unpleasant counterfeit undependable iffy below the belt arch smart illicit truthless snidey smooth not to be trusted bluffing sham mischievous impish notorious fake plotting clever fly spurious phoney mock funny phony murky elusive sorry covert irresponsible evasive slimy inglorious not cricket unregenerate not to be depended on fair-weather not dependable puckish bogus devilish hoodwinking queer waggish illegitimate imitation Punic dissimulating unrespectable offensive unwholesome astucious pixieish tricksy scampish pixie leprechaunish pixy prankish elvish manipulative vulgar opprobrious pseudo falsified shy unseemly inequitable deep dangerous beggarly grubby forged off raffish snaky frolicsome irregular fibbing captious ingenious illusory back-alley cloak-and-dagger trustless scummy carny beastly blackguardly under the table against the rules shaming conspiring blameworthy debasing sleazo ambidextrous backbiting unctuous bootleg contriving incorrigible dicey stinky salty ornery hostile deviant mean-spirited playful left- handed under the counter cowboy sketchy fiendish sub-rosa undercover hush-hush concealed plausible rascal pretended bum seeming serpentine catchy imposturous bamboozling against the law observant heedful collusive unhonest feigned sharp-witted cheeky obnoxious good-for-nothing untrusty wayward hugger-mugger shrouded hidden veiled hole-and-corner black uncandid not candid not frank grotty not trustworthy repellent repulsive rough disagreeable naughty backstairs conspiratorial fink heads-up pawky skilful skillful nifty negligent lubricious sagacious greasy streetwise knowing vulpine unfrank unveracious flimflam scam unsafe ludic teasing coquettish opprobious putrid errant obliquitous erring gimmicky perilous ensnaring backhanded wormlike indecent crass graceless shocking low-life no-good odious not entirely truthful terminologically inexact under-the-table not to be relied upon prevaricating misrepresenting inventing misstating equivocating delusory falsifying sportive rakish playing politics put on playing games on the QT under wraps on the quiet economical with the truth uncouth revolting rude churlish coarse gross of dubious character potentially illegal faking one out not straightforward espiègle crazy like a fox outrageous disorderly committing perjury noisome of bad reputation cowardly ungentlemanly like a snake in the grass pitiable lowly lewd derogatory libidinous doubtful worthless unsportsmanly in low esteem in the doghouse no good in bad lame scungy lousy strange odd ratty scabby peculiar mysterious off-color ill-gotten out of order problematical dubitable disputable debatable shaky problematic doubtable equivocal fallacious pretend reproduction artificial copy pirated ambiguous improbable unlikely uncertain implausible not quite right far-fetched not kosher ersatz synthetic faked duplicate simulated quasi fabricated copycat dummy invalid copied replica unauthentic inauthentic ungenuine dud unoriginal supposititious specious

Adjective

Extending a part of the body

Adjective

Having a familiarity with, or knowledge of, the world
worldly sophisticated worldly-wise cosmopolitan experienced knowing urbane aware knowledgeable mature astute blasé cultivated enlightened materialistic media-savvy perceptive politic seasoned selfish shrewd smart avaricious covetous cultured greedy unprovincial worldly-minded callous cool disenchanted hardened mondain opportunistic power-loving practical self-centred self-centered unprincipled uptown been around having been around worldly wise well versed in the ways of the world polished refined wise suave battle-scarred old trained expert qualified smooth streetwise canny savvy cunning well travelled practised long-serving sensible learned judicious intelligent adept veteran established matured consummate competent not born yesterday skillful practiced accomplished skilful weathered professional sagacious well versed vet pro been there old hand well trained unbelieving on the ball initiated reliable responsible adult dependable discriminating with experience debonair broad-minded unprejudiced liberal civilized elegant svelte stylish well-travelled jet-set classy chic citified level-headed grown-up mondaine erudite civilised catholic planetary gregarious metropolitan public ecumenical well-bred world-weary in the know proficient master crack ace masterful skilled great virtuoso crackerjack complete masterly good compleat versed educated professed mean travelled well-traveled global international traveled disciplined exercised knows one's stuff wise to ways up to speed from way back long-time old-time inured steady of the old school time-served well-versed habituated tested tried familiar instructed prepared toughened sharp acute clever percipient sage calculating insightful bright discerning brilliant wily conversant sentient perspicacious cognizant observant au fait well up in versed in quick brainy quick-witted clued-up tuned-in well-informed sharp-witted clear-sighted with-it clear-eyed well informed keen informed ingenious alert prudent penetrating heady sapient rational thoughtful subtle hardheaded hard-boiled foxy artful cagey crafty deep whip-smart scholarly intellectual conscious genius sly intuitive profound pawky slick logical acquainted adroit abreast sensitive argute cute exceptional fly gifted tricky able devious scheming fast slippery guileful witting supersmart ultrasmart hyperintelligent designing cagy heads-up resourceful understanding quick on the uptake mindful far-sighted incisive nimble sound cerebral careful piercing nimble-witted precocious beguiling dodgy imaginative ware au courant long-headed tuned in inventive apt apprehensive dexterous apprised ready alive contemplative deceitful witty dextrous reasonable philosophical versant slim insidious reflective sneaky observing suss vulpine plugged in sober fine talented switched-on penetrative together well-read deft full of insight duplicitous acquainted with quick off the mark creative awake all there apperceptive deceptive showing great knowledge with great knowledge Machiavellian no stranger to astucious farsighted reasoned wary prescient dishonest justified underhand solid carny disingenuous gnostic analytical levelheaded well-founded razor-sharp sussed watchful comprehending familiar with commonsensical capable Janus-faced well-reasoned responsive up-to-date grounded attentive street-smart street smart commonsensible knowledgeable about cogitative discreet up to date critical up on well-grounded well versed in well informed about well up on wise to with it whiz sharp as a tack studious au courant with privy manipulative visionary schooled fiendish thinking cluey self-aware foresighted probing accurate well-advised insighted down cautious up cheating well reasoned well thought out hip sane academic circumspect hep far-seeing shifty alive to agile rapier-like no-nonsense intriguing coherent receptive effective pragmatic valid well-thought-out informed about having all one's marbles just quick-thinking elite sensible of not missing a trick highbrow sophic well educated bookish in the picture clued up genned up firm au fait with appreciative nobody's fool alert to excellent delicate vigilant down-to-earth effectual sensitive to well read experienced in at home commonsense superior knowing how many beans make five quick on the trigger analytic in the loop steady-going with all one's wits about one clear hip to eggheaded choice whip cognizant of quick on the draw Einstein whiz kid genial first-class up to speed on plugged into up to date on knows what's what genned up on very intelligent on to on the beam clued up on first-rate crazy like a fox ear to the ground in on down with tasteful selective fraudulent tricksy evasive arch downy crooked realistic philosophic abreast of into keen-witted graceful crazy like fox double-dealing frugal searching egghead balanced greasy underhanded congruent acuminous no fool complex exacting ratiocinative detailed stable matter-of-fact hard consequent serious-minded practised in skilled in proficient in apprised of at home with finely honed active vigorous mercurial curt wired razor-like exact introspective earnest musing deliberate considered museful ruminative meditative reflecting pondering measured pensive solemn grave studied as sharp as a tack having fancy footwork full of common sense in right mind smart as a whip wide awake deliberated having smarts proportional symmetrical well-proportioned well-adjusted kept posted perfect in serious abstruse recondite plugged-in smart as a tack weighty arcane esoteric strategic tactful original across omniscient harmonious mentally stable desirable well-briefed literate hermetic hermetical fit appraised posted leet tactical very smart sensible to respectful recognizant clued acroamatic occult orphic secret having a good head on one's shoulders know how many beans make five having no flies on deep-thinking efficient regardful heedful chary up with conversant with intractable businesslike tough unsentimental resolute hard-bitten live living feeling well-balanced well judged well advised suitable powerful fitted reactive switched on with an understanding of with a knowledge of well-rounded clued in on ware of hep to in the know about up to date with illuminated certain conscious of aware of conscientious solicitous observative moderate sure tasty suited equal adequate scholastic literary easy effortless equipped endowed awake to careful of chary of wary of watchful of heedful of sentimental emotional perceiving breathing sensate animate flesh-and-blood seeing recognizing noticing sly like a fox strong worthy well schooled well-educated widely read know ins and outs with eyes peeled know all the answers on the job on one's toes regardful of recognizant of be up on up to it know backwards and forwards highly endowed up to snuff know the ropes know one's onions recognising stand pat locked in tough nut hang tough lettered sharp-sighted able to recognize in the right mind capable of feeling well-acquainted shark calculated inside wised up on the inside on top of

Adjective

Feeling or showing envy
envious covetous jealous resentful green-eyed jaundiced grudging malicious begrudging spiteful desirous bitter green invidious emulous appetent aspiring coveting craving desiring distrustful fain greedy hankering suspicious umbrageous watchful wishful yearning green with envy longing for unenthusiastic envying possessive eager insatiable eating one's heart out reluctant unwilling hesitant half-hearted cynical forced disinclined distorted prejudiced loath rancorous sulky complaining sour sullen sceptical bigoted hostile pessimistic disenchanted biased disillusioned soured disappointed misanthropic partial narrow-minded intolerant discriminatory preconceived partisan warped unindifferent opprobrious yellow disapproving one-sided tainted unfair colored prepossessed coloured jaded skeptical tendentious unjust parti pris racist blinkered racialist predisposed chauvinistic opinionated slanted influenced sexist illiberal homophobic chauvinist anti-Semitic heterosexist anti-gay small-minded skewed dogmatic narrow sectarian inequitable xenophobic parochial twisted weighted subjective swayed inclined inflexible interested uncompromising fanatical preferential uncharitable unbalanced blind embittered discriminative jingoistic obstinate prejudicial minded disposed angled perverted falsified misrepresented false favorably inclined factional tampered with exclusive devoted sympathetic overzealous fanatic cliquish zealous unreasoning diehard denominational limited conspiratorial adhering accessory unsympathetic insular provincial rigid unforgiving dictatorial individualistic snappy irritable irate averse upset worked-up waspish outraged short-fuse obdurate contemptuous antipathetic unforbearing hateful indignant fractious stuffy disdainful tilted unindulgent unobjective non-objective loaded ageist disablist conditioned classist myopic fattist intransigent hidebound extreme doctrinaire leaning presupposing closed-minded

Verb

Comprehending what someone is saying
getting understanding comprehending seeing taking in fathoming following puzzling out working out perceiving apprehending getting to the bottom of unraveling unravelling deciphering getting the drift of catching on to latching on to making head or tail of figuring out getting the picture getting the message appreciating registering twigging sussing out assimilating sussing being cognizant of cognizing conceiving of cottoning on to decoding deducing digesting discerning envisaging getting one's head round getting the drift intuiting latching onto making sense of picking up recognising recognizing savvying being aware of noticing knowing realizing making out sensing tumbling to learning conceiving realising digging catching compassing seizing grokking beholding cottoning to making absorbing reading getting the hang of catching on mastering ascertaining identifying interpreting discovering determining gathering cottoning on noting divining getting it acquiring getting a fix on taking on board penetrating getting to know getting the idea finding out latching on seeing the light finding getting the point observing establishing accepting taking cracking distinguishing imbibing becoming expert in becoming proficient in becoming skilled at getting the point of familiarizing oneself with soaking up piecing together having an aha moment detecting imagining construing fathoming out gleaning getting the knack of keeping up with becoming aware of getting down pat becoming cognizant of getting one's head around picking up on getting to grips with becoming proficient at becoming aware unearthing taking up thinking untangling translating coming to know inferring fancying getting clued up about knowing inside out gaining an understanding of becoming competent in having knowledge of becoming conscious of drinking in hitting on getting down cold seeing daylight acknowledging suspecting feeling visualizing visualising ferreting out guessing processing anticipating telling concluding believing uncovering disentangling figuring gauging featuring seeing into deeming acquiring a knowledge of integrating reckoning becoming versed sizing up gaging learning the ropes soaking in nosing out envisioning having hitting upon getting into absorbing mentally excelling in getting wise to receiving pursuing solving studying gaining majoring in specializing in surmising supposing estimating conjecturing resolving postulating training in predicting explaining hearing taking on hypothesizing theorizing presuming digging out digging up pinning down calculating assuming esteeming presupposing foreseeing making certain of getting wise materializing speculating enrolling unriddling visioning imaging expecting venturing opining working at having lessons in reading up on knowing backwards getting across applying oneself to acquiring skill in hitting the books familiarizing yourself with checking unfolding sympathizing with descrying tumbling viewing regarding apperceiving suggesting tracking catching the drift wrapping one's mind around evaluating sorting out gaining mastery of getting the picture about getting the idea of seeing through considering getting a grip measuring getting on to doping out theorising materialising piercing getting to the bottom making of stumbling on making sense getting the message about getting your head round hypothesising getting a handle on remembering glomming on decrypting admitting conceding laying bare revealing exposing disclosing demystifying witnessing granting incorporating unmasking bringing to light catching on to the fact getting one's mind around figuring something out ingesting breaking confessing allowing taking account getting the gist managing understanding the situation tapping into owning rumbling clicking with having a handle on unlocking taking the hint affecting philosophizing philosophising weening weighing up adjudging appraising summing up assessing making intelligible taking meaning picking up what someone is putting down seeing the light about kenning respecting defining having information taking something on board becoming versed in becoming familiar with chalking up searching out becoming clear to explicating having experience of unscrambling having knowledge making heads or tails of learning the art of acquiring the technique of having down pat clearing up acquiring the skill of feeling certain concentrating on focusing on specialising in scenting throwing light on taking to mean breaking down perceiving the meaning of thinking through catching the drift of pinpointing smelling tasting getting off by heart boning up learning thoroughly burying yourself in gaining mastery in copying flashing pinning feeling in one's bones getting vibrations developing doing just knowing getting vibes feeling in bones feeling in gut becoming conscious becoming aware of the fact that having a hunch getting the impression crediting getting through one's head having a funny feeling having a feeling feeling in your bones holding getting the impression of becoming conscious of the fact that relating to agreeing with empathising with identifying with sympathising with empathizing with seeing the point of cottoning fostering cultivating forming fixing settling confirming acknowledging the validity of admitting the validity of commiserating with accepting the validity of practicing practising verifying diagnosing deciding devising contriving evolving attaining dedicating oneself to developing oneself in working in tracking down scouting up pegging running down checking out checking up on hunting up turning up double-checking hunting down routing out scaring up dredging up making certain rooting out concocting exploring probing hazarding examining searching inspecting investigating scrutinizing approximating premising predicating implying calling daresaying judging previsioning sounding swotting reviewing foreknowing forefeeling apprenticing conning cramming mugging up perusing preparing grinding picturing forming an opinion of making a guess at dare-saying guesstimating making an estimate of picking out dreaming up picking daring say taking a stab taking for granted taking a stab at thinking likely placing hazarding a guess cooking up taking a shot at going out on a limb having a sneaking suspicion of taking a shot jumping to a conclusion delving taking course cracking the books watching wading through minoring in burning midnight oil brushing up on becoming able poring over improving mind ideating larnin scrutinising delving into sounding out taking soundings plumbing going into intending proposing dreaming fantasying fantasizing contemplating conceiting surveying externalizing conceptualizing meaning objectifying looking upon conceptualising conjuring up an image of conjuring up fantasising externalising thinking up thinking of spotting espying projecting differentiating forecasting prophesying locating foretelling remarking foreboding discriminating prognosticating secerning differencing trusting auguring vaticinating positing presaging prevising auspicating spaeing lighting upon sniffing out seeing in one's mind forming a picture of forming a mental picture of psyching out seeing in the mind's eye encountering adjudicating proclaiming analyzing declaring rating meeting going through separating reasoning counting treating depicting obtaining achieving soothsaying pondering contrasting forewarning coming across running into entertaining catching sight of coming upon adumbrating saying making up building castles in air taking notice of getting wind of seeing in the cards daydreaming getting wind of the fact seeing coming telling apart looking up getting wise to the fact glimpsing wising up to dreaming about looking on seeing it coming reckoning on thinking about analysing fantasizing about celebrating taking as read adding up ranking calling the turn crystal balling it croaking foreshowing knowing for certain clinching embracing seeing future forming an impression of reconstructing seeing in one's mind's eye building up a picture of evoking maintaining marking dreaming of calling to mind bringing to mind conjuring up a picture of conjuring up a mental picture of seeing in your mind's eye creating in your mind decrying clocking having an idea that setting at variance making a distinction demarcating telling the difference between making a distinction between telling between deciding between diagnosticating determinating telling which is which accounting undergoing getting a load of pronouncing striking sighting facing happening rummaging collaring bumping chancing corralling setting down portending planning framing suffering living through lighting on coming to the conclusion having sneaking suspicion waiting for counting upon counting on allowing for looking for figuring on planning on taking it as given regarding as likely calling it thinking it likely bargaining on banking on preparing for drawing the inference watching for hoping for having a hunch of counting chickens foretasting foreshadowing pre-empting bargaining for contemplating the possibility of taking it eyeballing questioning hallucinating depicturing ruling creating scheming chancing upon chancing on running across bumping into laying fingers on smoking out arriving at smelling out stumbling onto coming up with happening on tumbling upon putting your finger on laying your hand on happening upon putting one's finger on stumbling upon tripping on hunting out pitching upon falling in with coming up against enduring participating in confronting partaking coming into contact with dissecting anatomizing assaying meditating ruminating lucking assigning refereeing umpiring arbitrating decreeing going over chewing over looking at picking at deconstructing digging into looking over cutting trying sustaining living experiencing coming into contact bearing coming to grips with sampling running the gauntlet passing tolerating withstanding apportioning awarding announcing sentencing charging separating the sheep from the goats recognizing a distinction extricating telling the difference categorising separating the wheat from the chaff splitting hairs severalizing classifying severing specifying contradistinguishing knowing what's what collating categorizing drawing a distinction comparing segregating sifting discerning a difference agreeing affirming professing yielding ruling on seeing as believing to be viewing as regarding as acquiescing acceding eliciting debunking letting on concurring with getting off chest cooperating with bowing to deferring to subscribing to attesting to acceding to fessing up owning up certifying taking an oath coming out of closet acquiescing in copping a plea owning up to avowing opening up going along with approving of agreeing to coming clean

Verb

Present participle for to seize and hold firmly
gripping holding clasping catching grabbing seizing snatching clutching clenching grappling taking clinching laying bagging collaring hooking latching on to laying hold of taking hold of catching at clinging to grasping hold of squeezing embracing hugging enfolding enclasping pressing snagging laying hands on grabbing hold of crushing snaring plucking cuddling nabbing getting glomming copping trapping straining capturing holding tight enveloping getting hold of hanging on to nailing netting corralling embosoming holding fast seizing hold of fastening wresting sticking enclosing holding on to compressing securing cradling catching hold of snapping up hanging on landing nobbling rapping taking a grip of hanging onto tweaking cleaving to folding clamping nipping pinching wrapping yanking holding tightly gaining gathering holding close locking clinging taking by force keeping hold of squashing pulling prising winning wrenching holding onto encircling cleaving receiving collecting going for getting one's hands on clapping hands on getting fingers on clutching at taking in one's arms fastening round getting a hold of holding on griping holding fast to fixing latching tearing fondling wedging glomming onto folding in your arms ripping stretching for tugging cherishing harbouring harboring bolting twingeing twinging going after jerking clapping a hand on biting clinging on to riveting rivetting intercepting peeling acquiring gloving twitching tightening scrunching contracting constricting picking getting a purchase pinioning putting the snare on grabbing tightly fastening on exacting usurping wrestling reaching for coming into possession of pulling at snatching at tugging at doubling up drawing together adhering nestling loving accolling welcoming following closely colling make fasting wringing bringing appropriating mashing flattening holding someone close hewing kneading staying near taking in your arms folding in arms following the course of lying close keeping close bonding carrying taking possession of picking up possessing oneself of taking receipt of binding cohering gaining possession of gathering up getting one's fingers on laying one's hands on twining hanging staying put sticking like glue freezing to extricating grabbed away

Verb

Present participle for to embrace, hold, touch or lie together affectionately

Verb

Present participle for to make an attempt at handling a problem or policy

Antonym of grasping

grasping Idiom, Proverb

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