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English definition of “clasp”

clasp

noun     /klɑːsp/ US  /klæsp/
[S] a tight hold with your hand or arms: She held the child's hand in a firm clasp as they crossed the road.Having in your hands [C] a small metal device that is used to fasten a belt, bag, or a piece of jewelleryPins, clips, hooks and pegsFastening clothing and textiles
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