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clasp

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Noun clasp has 2 senses
  1. clasp - a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
    --1 is a kind of
    fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
    --1 is a part of
     bracelet, bangle; bag, handbag, pocketbook, purse
    Derived forms: verb clasp2, verb clasp3
  2. clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold - the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
    --2 is a kind of grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension
    --2 has particulars:
     chokehold, choke hold; embrace, embracing; wrestling hold
    Derived forms: verb clasp4, verb clasp1
Verb clasp has 4 senses
  1. clasp - hold firmly and tightly
    --1 is one way to
    grasp, hold on
    Antonyms: unclasp
    Derived form: noun clasp2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. brooch, clasp - fasten with or as if with a brooch
    --2 is one way to fasten, fix, secure
    Derived form: noun clasp1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. buckle, clasp - fasten with a buckle or buckles
    --3 is one way to fasten, fix, secure
    Derived form: noun clasp1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. clasp - grasp firmly; "The child clasped my hands"
    --4 is one way to
    seize, prehend, clutch
    Antonyms: unclasp
    Derived form: noun clasp2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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