HyperDic: clasp

English > 6 senses of the word clasp:
VERBcontactclasphold firmly and tightly
contactclasp, broochfasten with or as if with a brooch
contactclasp, bucklefasten with a buckle or buckles
contactclaspgrasp firmly
NOUNartifactclaspa fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
actclasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, holdthe act of grasping
clasp > pronunciation
Soundsklae'sp
Rhymesasp ... rasp: 6 rhymes with aesp...
English > clasp: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together.
Part ofbag, handbag, pocketbook, purseA container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
bracelet, banglejewelry worn around the wrist for decoration
Broaderfastener, fastening, holdfast, fixingrestraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Spanishbroche
Catalanfermall
Verbsclaspfasten with a buckle or buckles
claspfasten with or as if with a brooch
English > clasp: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of grasping.
Example"he released his clasp on my arm"
Synonymsclench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
Narrowerchokehold, choke holdA restraining hold / hold
embrace, embracing, embracementThe act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
wrestling holdA hold used in the sport of wrestling
Broadergrasping, taking hold, seizing, prehensionThe act of gripping / gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
Spanishagarre, agarro, agarrón
Catalanagafada, agarrada
Verbsclasphold firmly and tightly
claspgrasp firmly
English > clasp: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaninghold firmly and tightly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Narrowerembrace, hug, bosom, squeezeSqueeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
Broadergrasp, hold onhold firmly
OppositeunclaspRelease from a clasp
Spanishagarrar, apretar, asir, estrechar
Catalanestrènyer
Nounsclaspthe act of grasping
English > clasp: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningFasten with or as if with a brooch.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymbrooch
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Spanishabrochar
Nounsclaspa fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
English > clasp: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningFasten with a buckle or buckles.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymbuckle
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Oppositeunbuckleundo the buckle of
Spanishenhebillar
Catalanbotonar, cordar, embotonar, ensivellar
Nounsclaspa fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
English > clasp: 6 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaninggrasp firmly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The child clasped my hands"
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
OppositeunclaspRelease from a clasp
Spanishagarrar, asir, sujetar
Nounsclaspthe act of grasping

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