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.
Origin of clasp
Related formsin·ter·clasp, verb (used with object)re·clasp, verb (used with object)
Examples 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.
Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp.Autistic Holidays: How to Make It Easier for Everyone|Priscilla Gilman|December 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He lets her stare deep into his eyes, clasp his hands for meaningful conversation, caress his face, and even lean in for a kiss.John McCain & More Politicos’ Comedy Sitcom Cameo Wins & Fails (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|September 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The clasp was left for six weeks in the house between the time it was identified and collected into evidence.
If they clasp hands a third time the bargain will be closed.Brittany|Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
It was a pet scheme of his to make use of a sort of clasp that could only be opened with the clock key.Christopher and the Clockmakers|Sara Ware Bassett
She drew her hand away from my clasp, yet the very movement seemed to express regret.Gordon Craig|Randall Parrish
She slowly loosed her clasp of him and released herself from his arms.The Jungle Girl|Gordon Casserly
Of course, he had written by every steamer, but what were letters when she was longing for the clasp of his arms?Vistas of New York|Brander Matthews