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Definition of clasp noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a device that fastens something, such as a bag or the ends of a belt or a piece of jewelry the clasp of a necklace/handbag
  2. 2[singular] a tight hold with your hand or in your arms He took her hand in his firm, warm clasp.
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