Definition for clasping (2 of 2)
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 clasping
A wounded woman sat keening on the ground, clasping the body of her dead child in her arms.
"I have not any hate in me, Joran, I have none," she told him as he sat a few feet from her, clasping his hands.
Clasping his hands, the famously private man invoked his concern for the future of his four year old son.
Clasping his hands behind his head, he gazed at the ceiling.Hepsey Burke|Frank Noyes Westcott
William, clasping an empty Acid Drop bottle to his bosom, was left to face Mr. Moss.Just William|Richmal Crompton
Tessa slipped round the table to his side, clasping her glass tightly.The Lamp in the Desert|Ethel M. Dell
The hand was slipped quickly inside the fringed shirt, and withdrawn, clasping a roll of parchment cured in Indian fashion.Told In The Hills|Marah Ellis Ryan
When the legs of both the male and the female are stretched straight out over each other, it is called the "clasping position."The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana|Vatsyayana