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Definitions of clasp

  1. To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp). Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To inclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To surround and cling to; to entwine about. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a fastener; to embrace; to hold firmly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To fasten with a clasp: to inclose and hold in the hand or arms: to embrace: to twine round. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To fasten with a clasp; embrace. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To take hold of; fasten. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. fasten with or as if with a brooch Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. hold firmly and tightly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. grasp firmly; "The child clasped my hands" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To fasten or provide with a clasp; to catch and hold to by twining; to embrace; to grasp. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To shut or fasten with a hook; to catch and hold by twining; to hold closely in the hand; to embrace closely. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as with the hand. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A hook; a close embrace. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. A hook for fastening: an embrace. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. A hook or catch for fastening; an embrace. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. An overlapping fastening, as of a book. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A firm grasp or embrace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for clasp

  1. There was a silent hand- clasp all round, and then some of the sailors followed the officers to the boat. – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  2. After she had kissed the royal hand, she tried to clasp upon her wrist the jewel she had just received. – The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt
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