Definition of clasp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//klɑːsp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//klæsp//
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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 jewellery the clasp of a necklace/handbag He tried to undo the clasp on the briefcase, but it was stuck. See related entries: Jewellery
  2. 2[singular] a tight hold with your hand or in your arms He took her hand in his firm warm clasp.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: of unknown origin.
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