Clasp

What is Clasp ?

Clasp is (noun) 1. a device for holding something shut My handbag won’t close properly – the clasp is broken. 2. a piece of women’s jewellery worn fastened to clothes Her shawl was attached with a silver clasp. 3. the act of holding something in your hand I could feel the firm clasp of his hand on my shoulder.(verb) to hold something tight The child clasped his hand anxiously. Synonym grasp

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level