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clasp

noun

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the act or manner of holding
  • be careful that your clasp on the cat isn't too tight, or she could get hurt

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clasp

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of clasp (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to put one's arms around and press tightly
  • clasped his long-lost sister and cried without restraint

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2 to reach for and take hold of by embracing with the fingers or arms
  • clasped a crayon and began drawing

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The first known use of clasp was in the 14th century

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“Clasp.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/clasp. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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