つかむ

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Japanese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of つかむ – see the following entry.
掴む
[verb] [from 850] to grab
[verb] [from 850] to grip, take hold of
[verb] [from 1724] to accept (a bribe)
[verb] [from 1701] to abduct, kidnap
[verb] [from 1897] to capture, grasp (imagination, hearts, opportunities, etc.)
Alternative spellings
攫む, 抓む
(This term, つかむ, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)