clasp
Pronunciation Noun

clasp (plural clasps)

  1. A fastener or holder#Noun|holder, particularly one that clasps.
    I always have a hard time working the clasp on this necklace!
  2. (in the singular) An embrace, a grasp, or handshake.
    He took her hand in a firm clasp.
Translations Verb

clasp (clasps, present participle clasping; past and past participle clasped)

  1. (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.
  2. To shut or fasten together with, or as if with, a clasp.
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