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Definitions of grasping:
  • noun:   the act of gripping something firmly with the hands
  • noun:   understanding with difficulty
    Example: "The lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"
  • adjective:   immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
    Example: "A grasping old miser"

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