Synonyms of clasp
graspDictionary • Mary clasped the children to her desperately.
grasp • He grasped both my hands.
hold • If only he would hold her close to him.
press • I pressed my child closer to my heart and shut my eyes.
grip • She gripped his hand tightly.
seize • an otter seizing a fish
squeeze • He longed to just scoop her up and squeeze her.
embrace • Penelope came forward and embraced her sister.
clutch • She was clutching a photograph in her hand.
hug • They hugged each other like a couple of lost children.
enfold • He enfolded her gently in his arms.
1 graspDictionary • He gripped my hand in a strong clasp.
grasp • She slipped her hand from his grasp.
hold • He released his hold on the camera.
grip • His strong hand eased the bag from her grip.
embrace • a young couple locked in a passionate embrace
hug • She leapt out of the seat, and gave him a hug.
2 fasteningDictionary • She undid the clasp of the hooded cloak she was wearing.
fastening • His fingers found the fastening and opened it.
catch • Always fit windows with safety locks or catches.
hook • One of his jackets hung from a hook.
buckle • He wore a belt with a large brass buckle.
brooch • a sapphire brooch
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broochA 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
buckleA 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.
catchA catch on a window, door, or container is a device that fastens it.
• Always fit windows with safety locks or catches.
Thesaurus for clasp from the Collins English Thesaurus
a fastening, such as a catch or hook, used for holding things together