clasp

clasp
1 noun
1 (C) a small metal object for fastening a bag, belt, piece of jewellery etc
2 (singular) a tight hold; grip 1 (1): the firm, reassuring clasp of her hand
2 verb (T)
1 to hold someone or something tightly, closing your fingers or arms around them: A baby monkey clasps its mother's fur tightly. | clasp sb/sth in your hands/arms: She clasped the photograph in her hands. | clasp sb to your chest/bosom (=hold someone tightly because you love them or are upset, frightened etc)
2 to fasten something with a clasp

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Clasp — (kl[.a]sp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clasped} (kl[.a]spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clasping}] [OE. claspen, clapsen, prob. akin to E. clap.] 1. To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clasp — Clasp, n. 1. An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clasp — clasp·er; clasp; en·clasp; un·clasp; …   English syllables

  • clasp — ► VERB 1) grasp tightly with one s hand. 2) place (one s arms) around something so as to hold it tightly. 3) press (one s hands) together with the fingers interlaced. 4) fasten with a clasp. ► NOUN 1) a device with interlocking parts used for… …   English terms dictionary

  • Clasp — Clasp, clasper or CLASP may refer to: Medal bar, an element in military decoration Fastener, a hardware device that mechanically joins objects together Clasp , a track from Jethro Tull s album Broadsword and the Beast Clasper, an anatomical… …   Wikipedia

  • clasp — [klasp, kläsp] n. [ME claspe, clapse; ? akin to OE clyppan, clasp: see CLIP2] 1. a fastening, as a hook, buckle, or catch, to hold two things or parts together 2. the act of holding or grasping; embrace 3. a grip of the hand 4. a metal bar… …   English World dictionary

  • CLASP — steht für Closed Loop Audio Signal Processor. Dabei handelt es sich um ein Hard und Softwaresystem, das analoge Tonaufzeichnungsgeräte mit Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) wie Pro Tools kombiniert. Das System verbindet dabei Editier und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • CLASP — index adhere (fasten), cohere (adhere), grapple, lock, shut Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 20 …   Law dictionary

  • Clasp — [klɑ:sp] der; s, s <aus engl. clasp »Haken, Klammer, (Ordens)spange«> (veraltet) Metallspange als Ehrenzeichen für Teilnehmer an Feldzügen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • clasp — [n] fastener; hold on something brooch, buckle, catch, clamp, clench, clinch, clip, clutch, embrace, fastening, fibula, grapple, grasp, grip, hasp, hold, hook, hug, pin, safety pin, snap; concepts 497,641 clasp [v] grab tightly attack, bear hug* …   New thesaurus

  • Clasp — (engl.), eine metallene »Spange«, die, mit dem Namen einer hervorragenden Kriegsbegebenheit oder der Jahreszahl eines Feldzugs versehen, ursprünglich in England, jetzt auch in andern Heeren, auf dem Band militärischer Ehrenzeichen getragen wird …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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