clasp (plural clasps)
- A fastener or holder#Noun|holder, particularly one that clasps.
- I always have a hard time working the clasp on this necklace!
- (in the singular) An embrace, a grasp, or handshake.
- He took her hand in a firm clasp.
- French: fermoir
- German: Griff, Spange
- Italian: fibbia, gancio, fermaglio
- Portuguese: gancho
- Russian: застёжка
- Spanish: broche, manija, corchete, hebilla
clasp (clasps, present participle clasping; past and past participle clasped)
- (transitive) To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
- They clasped hands and parted as friends.
- 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula Chapter 21:
- The poor dear lady shivered, and I could see the tension of her nerves as she clasped her husband closer to her and bent her head lower and lower still on his breast.
- To shut or fasten together with, or as if with, a clasp.
- (grasp tightly) begrip, grasp, grip; See also Thesaurus:grasp
- (shut with a clasp)
- (shut as if with a clasp) attach, join, put together; see also Thesaurus:join
- French: serrer
- German: greifen
- Italian: stringere, serrare, agguantare
- Portuguese: agarrar, enganchar
- Spanish: agarrar