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clasp

clasp

 
 
pronunciation:
klaesp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a usu. metal device with two interlocking parts, used to fasten something.
The clasp broke, and the necklace fell on the floor.Can you fasten this clasp for me?
synonyms:
fastener, fastening
similar words:
clip, hasp, hook, hook and eye, latch, pin
definition 2: a grasping or gripping with or as if with a hand or arms.
When we shook hands, his clasp was strong and warm.
synonyms:
clutch, grasp, grip, squeeze
similar words:
clench, embrace, handshake, hold, hug
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: clasped, clasping, clasps
definition 1: to fasten with a clasp.
This bracelet is difficult to clasp.
synonyms:
fasten
similar words:
clip, hasp, hook, pin
definition 2: to grasp or grip with or as if with a hand or arms.
She clasped her purse tightly in her hand.
 
synonyms:
clutch, grasp, grip, hold
antonyms:
release
similar words:
clench, grapple, wrap
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derivation: clasper (n.)
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