From be- (“around, about, completely”) + grasp.
begrasp (third-person singular simple present begrasps, present participle begrasping, simple past and past participle begrasped)
- (transitive, rare, dialectal) To grasp around or about; grasp firmly, fully, or completely; apprehend.
1827, William Tennant, Papistry storm'd:
- [...] As if his hand begrasp't already An iron-geddok; [...]
- 1873, The Contemporary Review - Volume 21 - Page 218:
- I am now realmless; Me have so hard the clasps of Hell Firmly begrasped.