verb (used with object), clasped or (Archaic) claspt [klaspt, klahspt]; /klæspt, klɑspt/; clasping.
verb (used without object), clasped or (Archaic) claspt [klaspt, klahspt]; /klæspt, klɑspt/; clasping.
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Origin of clasp
OTHER WORDS FROM claspin·ter·clasp, verb (used with object)re·clasp, verb (used with object)
Words nearby clasp
Example sentences from the Web for clasp
Normally of good balance, I found myself reaching for the handrail, unable to clasp it for the refreshments in my hands.
On the pink cotton inside lay a clasp of black onyx, on which was inlaid a curious symbol or letter in gold.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That metal clasp has DNA attributed to Sollecito (in multiple tests), which should have sealed the conviction.
When her bra was cut from her body, the assassin or assassins also cut off the tab on which the tiny metal clasp was affixed.
The tiny metal clasp had traces of DNA attributed to Sollecito.Italian Court Explains Why It Overturned Amanda Knox’s Acquittal|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She climbed the winding stairs that led to her mother's room, and she paused to clasp her beating heart with both her hands.Honey-Bee|Anatole France
Felix would be troubled and angry she knew, 138 even at this clasp of an old friends hand.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
And the two understood each other better by that silent, hearty hand-clasp than they could have done with any number of words.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
She glanced downwards with averted head, awaiting some outcry of gladness, surrendering herself to the quick clasp of strong arms.Jaffery|William J. Locke
When she did wrong, she would kneel and clasp her hands, seeming earnestly to ask to be forgiven.Minnie's Pet Monkey|Madeline Leslie