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clasp

 
 
pronunciation:
klaesp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device with two parts that fit together, used to fasten something.
The clasp broke and I lost my bracelet.
synonyms:
fastener
similar words:
clip, hook, latch, pin
definition 2: a grasping or gripping with a hand or arm, or as if with a hand or arm.
He would not loosen his tight clasp on her diary.Fear had him in its clasp!
synonyms:
clutch, grasp, grip, squeeze
similar words:
embrace, handshake, hold, hug
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: clasps, clasping, clasped
definition 1: to fasten with a clasp.
He carefully clasped the string of pearls around her neck.
synonyms:
fasten
similar words:
clip, hook, pin
definition 2: to grasp or grip with a hand or arm, or something like a hand or arm.
She clasped my hand in hers.
 
synonyms:
clutch, grasp, grip, hold
antonyms:
release
similar words:
clench
derivation: clasper (n.)
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