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English definition of “clasp”

clasp

verb [T]  /klæsp/ us  
to hold someone or something firmly in your hands or arms: He clasped the vase, afraid he would drop it.

clasp

noun [C]  /klæsp/ us  
a firm hold on something with your arms or hands: She had a firm clasp on her daughter’s hand. A clasp is a small metal device used to fasten a belt, a bag, or a piece of jewelry.
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