Grasp and Savvy


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Grasp verb – To have a practical understanding of.
Usage example: he just doesn't grasp how important it is that he call when he'll be late

Savvy is a synonym for grasp in knowledge topic. In some cases you can use "Savvy" instead the word "Grasp" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like understand.
Nearby Words: grasping, grasped, grasper
Synonyms for Grasp


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Savvy verb – To have a clear idea of.
Usage example: the man growled, “Don't ever date my daughter again—you savvy?”

Grasp is a synonym for savvy in understand topic. You can use "Grasp" instead the word "Savvy" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as understanding, knowledge, realize, shrewdness.
Synonyms for Savvy

How words are described

keen keen grasp keen savvy
good good grasp good savvy
best best grasp best savvy
reasonable reasonable grasp reasonable savvy
Other adjectives: little, bad, subtle, sophisticated, incredible, less, growing, competent, martial, magical.

Common collocations

part grasp part savvy part
stuff grasp stuff savvy stuff
rules grasp rules savvy rules
mechanics grasp mechanics savvy mechanics

Both words in one sentence

  • Anime / Robotech Dangerously Genre Savvy: The Robotech Masters may not have a full grasp of the situation, but they clearly know what they're doing.
  • Comic Book / Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Bond Villain Stupidity: Despite their more Genre Savvy moments, Eggman and Wily firmly grasp the Villain Ball between Part 11 and Part 12 by locking up the defeated heroes instead of finishing them off. Why?
  • Web Original / Protectors of the Plot Continuum Genre Savvy: As expected in a setting where irony is enforced by the Legal Department, most but not all Agents have at least a decent grasp on the more common tropes.
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