What does clasp mean?

clasp meaning in General Dictionary

An adjustable catch bent dish or connect for keeping collectively two objects or perhaps the components of something due to the fact ends of a belt the covers of a book etc

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  • To shut or fasten together with or as with a clasp to shut or fasten a clasp or that which fastens with a clasp
  • fasten with a buckle or buckles
  • fasten with or as though with a brooch
  • hold securely and firmly
  • grasp firmly
  • the work of grasping
  • a fastener (as a buckle or hook) which is used to put up a few things collectively
  • To close or fasten with, or much like, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or what fastens with a clasp).
  • To inclose and hold into the hand or using the arms; to grasp; to embrace.
  • To encircle and cling to; to entwine about.
  • An adjustable catch, bent dish, or connect, for holding together two things or perhaps the elements of any such thing, as finishes of a belt, the covers of a book, etc.
  • an in depth embrace; a throwing of arms around; a grasping, as with the hand.

clasp meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, claspe, "metal catch or connect used to hold things together," possibly a metathesis of clapse, and therefore from or related to Old English clyppan "clasp" (see clip (v.2)).

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  • late 14c., from clasp (n.). Relevant: Clasped; clasping.

Sentence Examples with the word clasp

If she wanted to indicate something large, she spread the fingers of both hands as wide as she could, and brought them together, as if to clasp a big ball.

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