understanding with difficulty;
"the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"
the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth;
"they are avaricious and will do anything for money"
"casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"
"a grasping old miser"
"greedy for money and power"
"grew richer and greedier"
"prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"
- Don't let those grasping taxi-drivers charge you too much.
- It makes a woman grasping to see her children want for things.