Synonyms of 'clasp'
graspDictionary, hold, pressMary clasped the children to her desperately.
He grasped both my hands.
If only he would hold her close to him.
I pressed my child closer to my heart and shut my eyes.
She gripped his hand tightly.
an otter seizing a fish
He longed to just scoop her up and squeeze her.
Penelope came forward and embraced her sister.
She was clutching a photograph in her hand.
They hugged each other like a couple of lost children.
He enfolded her gently in his arms.
1 graspDictionary, hold, gripHe gripped my hand in a strong clasp.
2 fasteningDictionary, catch, gripShe undid the clasp of the hooded cloak she was wearing.
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A brooch is a small piece of jewellery which has a pin at the back so it can be fastened on a dress, blouse, or coat.
a sapphire brooch
A buckle is a piece of metal or plastic attached to one end of a belt or strap, which is used to fasten it.
He wore a belt with a large brass buckle.
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Thesaurus for clasp from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you clasp someone or something, you hold them tightly in your hands or arms .