<SG6> Robots may not intentionally grasp, grapple or attach to any Field Elements or the opposing Mobile Goals.
In several GDC decisions the term grasp or grasping is used to define the boundary between legal and illegal behaviors. In this response , "We will be using standard dictionary definitions of these words." Merriam-Webster defines grasp as "to make the motion of seizing, to take or seize eagerly, to clasp or embrace especially with the fingers or arms."
This seems to conflict with several rulings made by the GDC.
Seizing is defined by Merriam-Webster link as "to take possession of, to take prisoner"
Doesn't the standard definition of grasping = seizing conflict with any mechanism that possesses or imprisons the opponent's mobile goal?
The standard definition of grasping includes both a finger pinching motion as well as an arm (embracing) motion.
Does the rule prohibit both forms of grasping (images attached)?
Could you please help me understand the definition of grasping the GDC is using?