Origin of clasping
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
Synonyms for clasp
Related Words for claspinggrasp, clutch, clamp, fasten, grip, concatenate, squeeze, clip, pin, seize, buckle, clinch, attack, snatch, grapple, hug, embrace, take, press, hold
Examples from the Web for clasping
Contemporary Examples of clasping
A wounded woman sat keening on the ground, clasping the body of her dead child in her arms.David's Book Club 1861: The Civil War Awakening
February 18, 2012
"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.Natalee Holloway: Is the Bone in Aruba Hers?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 19, 2010
Clasping his hands, the famously private man invoked his concern for the future of his four year old son.Letterman Corners McCain
October 17, 2008
Historical Examples of clasping
Dick had no scruple in clasping that extended hand very warmly in his own.Within the Law
Yates hastened to meet her, clasping one of her unresisting hands in his.In the Midst of Alarms
So she ran and sat down behind her husband, clasping him round the waist.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
"Oh, my dear," she said, clasping the novel with one hand while she embraced him with the other.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
"Thou hast slain the monster," cried Ariadne, clasping her hands.Tanglewood Tales
Word Origin for clasp
c.1300, claspe, "metal catch or hook used to hold things together," perhaps a metathesis of clapse, and thus from or related to Old English clyppan "clasp" (see clip (v.2)).
late 14c., from clasp (n.). Related: Clasped; clasping.