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grasp

[grasp]
(industrial engineering)
A basic element (therblig) in time-motion study; a useful element that accomplishes work.
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I had a chat with Sam and he's certainly grasping the nettle SEAN DYCHE
Yesterday, on microblogging site Twitter, David Miliband said: "Well done to Ed for grasping the nettle of shadow Cabinet elections.
But what Labour should be doing is grasping the nettle on improving the quality of life for everyone.