Having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity
Instead, she stretched for the laser gun, grasping it.
He tentatively moved forward, grasping a branch.
Henry's English government was severe and grasping; but he "kept good peace" and honourably distinguished himself among contemporary statesmen in an age when administrative reform was in the air.
I think we're grasping at the proverbial straw to consider him.
Grasping the handle of the machete, she half fell, half leaped behind the log.