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Definition of 'clasp'


  1. a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: clench clutch clutches grasp grip hold


  1. hold firmly and tightly
       Antonyms: unclasp
  2. fasten with or as if with a brooch
       Synonyms: brooch
  3. fasten with a buckle or buckles
       Synonyms: buckle
       Antonyms: unbuckle
  4. grasp firmly; "The child clasped my hands"
       Antonyms: unclasp

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