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Synonyms for clasp

a device for fastening or for checking motion

the act of embracing

an act or means of holding something

to put one's arms around affectionately

to take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on

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a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together

hold firmly and tightly

fasten with or as if with a brooch

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fasten with a buckle or buckles

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grasp firmly

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In balancing ourselves, we flung out our arms at the same time and discovered that, if we clasped hands, we could both walk along more easily and securely," the man recalled.
Bolt, who stood with his clasped hands beside his attorney, Gary Deal, shook his head silently in denial at her words.
His brother Fred and sister Mary watched on as hundreds of monks, mourners and sci-fi pilgrims clasped hands in prayer for a man who preferred the hard fact of science to organised religion.
He said: "When I first found it I thought it was an old washer, but I cleaned the muck off it and could see the clasped hands on the side and realised it was something interesting.
There are around 10 pieces on display at the coffee house, ranging from pencil sketches of Grey's Monument and Haymarket in Newcastle to dark images of clasped hands and the mother of a child killed in the Beslan school shooting.
Mr Jones, who has held Clwyd South for 20 years, bowed his head over his clasped hands as a High Court jury returned its majority verdict after nearly a day of deliberation.
Revelling in comedy that was as uncomfortable as it was genuinely thought-provoking, he dispensed the kind of gags that would usually be met by sniggers behind clasped hands.
Small instances of poignancy suffuse nearly all of Metinides's pictures, no matter how awful their subject matter--the red pump of the wife who weeps beside her slain husband; the gold bangle on the wrist of the woman killed in a traffic accident, her body draped over a light pole like a broken mannequin; the clasped hands of the policeman surveying the rag-doll body of the suicidal jumper.
Both Harvinder and Tajinder clasped hands together and tried to lift Satvir and Gurjant out but they all got entangled with one another and probably panicked.
The face featured an engraved likeness of the current "Great Father" or President whereas the verso on most contained the motto "Peace and Friendship" with clasped hands and a crossed pipe and tomahawk.
A preparatory study for the painting of the same name, the delicately parted lips and teasingly clasped hands convey the sense of surprise and spontaneity of both sitter and visitor, and demonstrate the finesse of Wilkie's handling of the chalk.
13 Dethrone hard toil and to the past succumb; So strut not: death placed acid on her thumb; The lot stood up, then snatched Bacardi rum; I touch clasped hands, to batter on the drum;
The two friendly rivals, who have known each other since their days of Pop Warner football in the Valley Youth Conference, clasped hands briefly on the podium.
I'd sort of agree - if you have legs that go up to your neck and thighs you can fit into the space between two clasped hands.
More than 15,000 Aristide supporters rallied outside the National Palace as the president clasped hands with guests including South African President Thabo Mbeki and actor Danny Glover.