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English noun: clasp

1. clasp (artifact) a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together


Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast


Part meronymbag, bangle, bracelet, handbag, pocketbook, purse

2. clasp (act) the act of grasping


SamplesHe released his clasp on my arm.
He has a strong grip for an old man.
She kept a firm hold on the railing.


Synonymsclench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold


Broader (hypernym)grasping, prehension, seizing, taking hold


Narrower (hyponym)choke hold, chokehold, embrace, embracement, embracing, wrestling hold


English verb: clasp

1. clasp (contact) hold firmly and tightly


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)grasp, hold on


Narrower (hyponym)bosom, embrace, hug, squeeze


Antonymsunclasp

2. clasp (contact) fasten with or as if with a brooch


Synonymsbrooch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

3. clasp (contact) fasten with a buckle or buckles


Synonymsbuckle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Antonymsunbuckle

4. clasp (contact) grasp firmly


SamplesThe child clasped my hands.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize


Antonymsunclasp









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