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Grasp vs Grabble - What's the difference?

grasp | grabble |

As an acronym grasp

is (software|object-oriented design).

As a verb grabble is

to search with one's hands and fingers; to grope.



(wikipedia grasp)


(en verb)
  • To grip; to take hold, particularly with the hand.
  • (senseid)To understand.
  • I have never been able to grasp the concept of infinity .

    Derived terms

    * grasp the nettle


    (en noun)
  • Grip.
  • *
  • *:Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
  • (senseid)Understanding.
  • That which is accessible; that which is within one's reach or ability.
  • :
  • grabble



  • To search with one's hands and fingers; to grope.
  • A few hollow groans from the wardrobe, he thought, would be more than sufficient, or, if that failed to wake her, he might grabble''' at the counterpane with palsy-twitching fingers.'' - ' 1887 ,
    He puts his hands into his pockets, and keeps a-grabbling and fumbling. — Selden.
  • To lie prostrate on the belly; to sprawl on the ground; to grovel.
  • (Ainsworth)