clasp

Part of speech: verb

To take hold of; fasten.

Part of speech: noun

An overlapping fastening, as of a book.

Part of speech: noun

A firm grasp or embrace.

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Usage examples "clasp":

  1. He took his big clasp- knife out of his pocket and opened it. - "Whosoever Shall Offend", F. Marion Crawford.
  2. God will grant me life to clasp his blessed remains!" - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
  3. There was something in the hearty clasp and full, rich voice that went to his lonely heart. - "A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia", Amanda Minnie Douglas.