a drowning man grasps at a straw

a drowning man grasps at a straw
a desperate person will try anything

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • grasp — /græsp / (say grasp), /grasp / (say grahsp) verb (t) 1. to seize and hold by or as by clasping with the fingers. 2. to seize upon; hold firmly. 3. to lay hold of with the mind; comprehend; understand. –verb (i) 4. to make the motion of seizing;… …   Australian English dictionary

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