Definition of 'clasp'
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Example sentences containing 'clasp'
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He clasped the bag of coins to his sodden chest. Man of Honour (2007)Look at those hairy knuckles clasped firmly around the neck of the bass. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Keep the summer fires burning and clasp tightly the beauty products that are the epitome of escapes to hot climes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When he snapped his fingers, the bone whistle appeared, clasped in his hand. A Time of War (1993)It was tightly clasped in Cat's right hand. CHARMED LIFE (1977)The result: a compromise, involving a firm hand clasp and a bit of necessarily wet shoulder patting. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'clasp'
British English: clasp /klɑːsp/ NOUN
A clasp is a small metal fastening.
...the clasp of her handbag.
- American English: clasp
- Arabic: إِبْزيـم
- Brazilian Portuguese: fivela
- Chinese: 扣子
- Croatian: kopča
- Czech: spona
- Danish: håndtryk
- Dutch: gesp
- European Spanish: cierre dispositivo
- Finnish: solki
- French: fermoir
- German: Klammer
- Greek: πόρπη
- Italian: fibbia
- Japanese: 留め金
- Korean: 걸쇠
- Norwegian: hekte
- Polish: klamra
- European Portuguese: fivela
- Romanian: cataramă
- Russian: застежка
- Spanish: cierre broche
- Swedish: spänne
- Thai: ตะขอ
- Turkish: toka
- Ukrainian: застібка
- Vietnamese: móc
British English: clasp VERB
If you clasp someone or something, you hold them tightly in your hands or arms.
She clasped the children to her.
Definition of clasp from the Collins English Dictionary
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