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Definition 1: the act of grasping - [noun denoting act]

Samples where clasp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he released his clasp on my arm
  • he has a strong grip for an old man
  • she kept a firm hold on the railing

Synonyms for clasp in the sense of this definition

(clasp is a kind of ...) the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

(... is a kind of clasp ) a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind

"he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled"

(... is a kind of clasp ) the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

(... is a kind of clasp ) a hold used in the sport of wrestling

Definition 2: a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together - [noun denoting artifact]

(clasp is a kind of ...) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

(... is part of clasp) a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)

"she reached into her bag and found a comb"

(... is part of clasp) jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration

Definition 3: hold firmly and tightly - [verb of contact]

(clasp is a kind of ...) hold firmly

(... is a kind of clasp ) hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

"Hug me, please" "They embraced" "He hugged her close to him"

Definition 4: grasp firmly - [verb of contact]

Samples where clasp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child clasped my hands

(clasp is a kind of ...) take hold of; grab

"The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter" "She clutched her purse" "The mother seized her child by the arm" "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"

Definition 5: fasten with a buckle or buckles - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for clasp in the sense of this definition

(clasp is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Definition 6: fasten with or as if with a brooch - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for clasp in the sense of this definition

(clasp is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

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