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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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The real test will be how the Tory leadership grasps the nettle ofClause 28.
One can only hope that the Government grasps the nettle and sends more and more people abroad for treatment.
I fancy 80-1 Belgium and Sweden at 66-1 to do well, but they're not betting options - unless someone grasps the nettle and makes each-way mean the first four and end this total nonsense.