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Verb: clasp  klãsp
  1. Hold firmly and tightly
  2. Fasten with or as if with a brooch
    - brooch
  3. Fasten with a buckle or buckles
    - buckle
  4. Grasp firmly
    "The child clasped my hands"
Noun: clasp  klãsp
  1. A fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
  2. The act of grasping
    "he released his clasp on my arm";
    - clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold

Derived forms: clasping, clasps, clasped

Type of: clutch, fasten, fastener, fastening, fix, fixing, grasp, grasping, hold on, holdfast, prehend [archaic], prehension, secure, seize, seizing, taking hold

Antonym: unbuckle, unclasp

Part of: bag, bangle, bracelet, handbag, pocketbook, purse

Encyclopedia: Clasp