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clasp

 (klăsp)
n.
1. A fastening, such as a hook or buckle, used to hold two or more objects or parts together.
2.
a. An embrace or hug.
b. A grip or grasp of the hand.
3. A small metal bar or other device attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate the action or service for which it was awarded or an additional award of the same medal.
tr.v. clasped, clasp·ing, clasps
1. To fasten with or as if with a clasp.
2. To hold in a tight embrace.
3. To grip firmly in or with the hand; grasp.

[Middle English claspe, probably ultimately from Old English clyppan, to grasp, hold.]

clasp

(klɑːsp)
n
1. a fastening, such as a catch or hook, used for holding things together
2. a firm grasp, hold, or embrace
3. (Military) military a bar or insignia on a medal ribbon, to indicate either a second award or the battle, campaign, or reason for its award
vb (tr)
4. to hold in a firm grasp
5. to grasp firmly with the hand
6. to fasten together with or as if with a clasp
[C14: of uncertain origin; compare Old English clyppan to embrace]
ˈclasper n

clasp

(klæsp, klɑsp)

n.
1. a device, usu. of metal, for fastening together two or more things or parts of the same thing.
2. a firm grasp or grip.
3. a tight embrace.
4. a small bar, star, etc., affixed to a military decoration to indicate that it has been awarded an additional time.
v.t.
5. to fasten with or as if with a clasp.
6. to furnish with a clasp.
7. to grasp or grip with the hand.
8. to hold in a tight embrace; hug: He clasped the child to him.
[1275–1325; Middle English, perhaps b. clippen to clip2 and haspe hasp]

clasp


Past participle: clasped
Gerund: clasping

Imperative
clasp
clasp
Present
I clasp
you clasp
he/she/it clasps
we clasp
you clasp
they clasp
Preterite
I clasped
you clasped
he/she/it clasped
we clasped
you clasped
they clasped
Present Continuous
I am clasping
you are clasping
he/she/it is clasping
we are clasping
you are clasping
they are clasping
Present Perfect
I have clasped
you have clasped
he/she/it has clasped
we have clasped
you have clasped
they have clasped
Past Continuous
I was clasping
you were clasping
he/she/it was clasping
we were clasping
you were clasping
they were clasping
Past Perfect
I had clasped
you had clasped
he/she/it had clasped
we had clasped
you had clasped
they had clasped
Future
I will clasp
you will clasp
he/she/it will clasp
we will clasp
you will clasp
they will clasp
Future Perfect
I will have clasped
you will have clasped
he/she/it will have clasped
we will have clasped
you will have clasped
they will have clasped
Future Continuous
I will be clasping
you will be clasping
he/she/it will be clasping
we will be clasping
you will be clasping
they will be clasping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clasping
you have been clasping
he/she/it has been clasping
we have been clasping
you have been clasping
they have been clasping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clasping
you will have been clasping
he/she/it will have been clasping
we will have been clasping
you will have been clasping
they will have been clasping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clasping
you had been clasping
he/she/it had been clasping
we had been clasping
you had been clasping
they had been clasping
Conditional
I would clasp
you would clasp
he/she/it would clasp
we would clasp
you would clasp
they would clasp
Past Conditional
I would have clasped
you would have clasped
he/she/it would have clasped
we would have clasped
you would have clasped
they would have clasped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clasp - a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things togetherclasp - a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
handbag, purse, bag, pocketbook - a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb"
bangle, bracelet - jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
2.clasp - the act of graspingclasp - 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"
choke hold, chokehold - a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind; "he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled"
embrace, embracement, embracing - the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
prehension, taking hold, grasping, seizing - the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
wrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestling
Verb1.clasp - hold firmly and tightly
grasp, hold on - hold firmly
hug, bosom, embrace, squeeze - squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
unclasp - release from a clasp; "She clasped and unclasped her hands"
2.clasp - fasten with or as if with a brooch
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
3.clasp - fasten with a buckle or buckles
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
4.clasp - grasp firmly; "The child clasped my hands"
clutch, prehend, seize - take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
unclasp - release from a clasp; "She clasped and unclasped her hands"

clasp

verb
1. grasp, hold, press, grip, seize, squeeze, embrace, clutch, hug, enfold Mary clasped the children to her desperately.
noun
1. grasp, hold, grip, embrace, hug He gripped my hand in a strong clasp.
2. fastening, catch, grip, hook, snap, pin, clip, buckle, brooch, fastener, hasp, press stud She undid the clasp of the hooded cloak she was wearing.

clasp

noun
1. A device for fastening or for checking motion:
2. The act of embracing:
Slang: clinch.
3. An act or means of holding something:
Sports: grapple.
verb
1. To put one's arms around affectionately:
Slang: clinch.
Archaic: bosom, clip, embosom.
2. To take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on:
Translations
إِبْزيـممَشْبَكيَشُدُّ على، يَتَمَسَّك بِقُوَّه
sponasvíratzapínánísevřít
hægtehåndtrykholde fastlåsspænde
solki
kopča
erõsen tart
spenna, hespataka fast um
留め金
걸쇠
gniaužtisąsagasugniaužti
sakamptsatvertsprādze
apuca
stisnitizaponka
spänne
ตะขอ
móc

clasp

[klɑːsp]
A. N
1. [of brooch, necklace] → cierre m; [of belt etc] → broche m; [of book] → broche m, manecilla f
2. with a clasp of the handcon un apretón de manos
B. VT
1. (= fasten) → abrochar
2. (= take hold of) → agarrar; (= hold hands) → apretar
to clasp one's hands (together)juntar las manos
to clasp sb's handsapretar las manos a algn, estrechar las manos de algn
3. (= embrace) → abrazar
to clasp sb to one's bosomestrechar a algn contra el pecho
C. CPD clasp knife Nnavaja f

clasp

[ˈklɑːsp]
n
(= fastener) [purse, bag] → fermoir m
vt [+ person] → serrer, étreindre
to clasp sb's arm → saisir qn par le bras

clasp

n
(on brooch etc) → (Schnapp)verschluss m
(with one’s arms) → Umklammerung f; (with hand) → Griff m
(Mil, of medals) → Ansteckabzeichen nt, → Metallspange fauf dem Ordensband
vt
(= hold)(er)greifen; to clasp somebody’s handjds Hand ergreifen; to clasp one’s hands (together)die Hände falten; with his hands clasped in prayermit zum Gebet gefalteten Händen; with his hands clasped behind his backmit auf dem Rücken verschränkten Händen; to clasp somebody in one’s armsjdn in die Arme nehmen or schließen; they lay clasped in each other’s armssie lagen sich in den Armen; to clasp somebody to one’s chestjdn ans Herz drücken
(= fasten with a clasp)befestigen, zuschnappen lassen; she clasped the bracelet round her wristsie legte ihr Armband an

clasp

[klɑːsp]
1. nfibbia, fermaglio
2. vtafferrare
to clasp one's hands (together) → stringere le mani
to clasp sb in one's arms → stringere qn tra le braccia

clasp

(klaːsp) noun
a fastening made of two parts which link together (eg on a necklace).
verb
to grasp, hold tightly. She clasped the money in her hand.

clasp

إِبْزيـم spona håndtryk Klammer πόρπη cierre solki fermoir kopča fibbia 留め金 걸쇠 gesp hekte klamra fivela застежка spänne ตะขอ toka móc 扣子

clasp

n. gancho.