"clasp" in the noun sense
a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
2. clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
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"
"clasp" in the verb sense
hold firmly and tightly
2. brooch, clasp
fasten with or as if with a brooch
3. buckle, clasp
fasten with a buckle or buckles
"The child clasped my hands"
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