grasping


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grasping \Grasp"ing\, a.
   1. Seizing; embracing; catching.
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   2. Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as,
      he is a grasping man. -- Grasp"ing*ly, adv. --
      Grasp"ing*ness, n.
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