Clasp - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |klæsp|  American pronunciation of the word clasp
Brit.  |klɑːsp|  British pronunciation of the word clasp


- a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
- the act of grasping(syn: clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold)


- hold firmly and tightly
- fasten with or as if with a brooch (syn: brooch)
- fasten with a buckle or buckles (syn: buckle)
- grasp firmly


Can you fasten the clasp on this bracelet for me? careful that your clasp on the cat isn't too tight, or she could get hurt...

She clasped her purse shut.

He clasped the keys to his belt.

He clasped her hand gently.

She clasped her son in her arms.

The robe was clasped with a brooch.

the firm clasp of her hand

A baby monkey clasps its mother's fur tightly.

Fenella leaned forward, clasping her hands around her knees.

She stood with her hands clasped tightly together.

She clasped the photograph in her hands.

he released his clasp on my arm

The child clasped my hands

a decorative clasp that could be used to fasten a cape or cloak

Word forms

I/you/we/they: clasp
he/she/it: clasps
present participle: clasping
past tense: clasped
past participle: clasped
singular: clasp
plural: clasps
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