grasp (someone or something) by (something)

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grasp (someone or something) by (something)

To take hold of someone or something by gripping something in particular. The mama cat grasped her kitten by the scruff of its neck and carried it off. I grasped Peggy by the shoulders and guided her down the hallway.
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grasp someone or something by something

to hold onto someone or something by something. He grasped his friend by the hand and pulled him to safety. Sharon grasped the dog by its collar and held on tight.
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Then the object is grasped by flexing the thumb using body power.
In this phase the leather plies are very flexible, delicate and their surface is liable to imprint, if grasped by unappropriatetools.
Or, in Linear Algebra, once the basic concepts are well grasped by the student, computer programs can be used to illustrate the ideas with systems of equations involving large numbers of equations and variables.
But can we at least hope that what we say can be made more concise, be crafted more handily and handsomely, so it might fit more readily, be grasped by more people, held more tightly, and serve as the hand-hold we need to stand upright and human amid the winds of change?
Each implant is grasped by surrounding its tip with a ring-tipped forceps.