grasp at
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grasp at
intransitive verb
1 [+rope etc] tratar de asir
He raised his hands above his head, grasping at the escape hatch
2 [+hope] aferrarse a
Every time a song begins you grasp at the fleeting hope it's going to be different Victims of disease grasp at any remedy
[+opportunity] aprovechar
Until now she had refused every invitation to return to the house which she remembered with such love from her childhood, but the prospect of change in the near future might make her grasp at a last opportunity
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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