clasp [-s] n
see clasp, v.
- Fastener; brooch; buckle; closing mechanism on a piece of jewelry; [fig.] closure; encore; final display.
clasp [-s] v
appeared in the 14<sup>th</sup> c.; origin obscure.
- Touch; meet; reach to; [referring to a pair of mittens.]
- Seal; claim; [fig.] espouse; become as one with.
- Clutch; grasp; grip; inclose; enfold; hold tightly; [fig.] possess.
- Grab; cling to; latch onto.
- Meet; cover; [fig.] embrace; hug.