Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun clasp

2 senses of clasp

Sense 1
clasp -- (a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together)
       => fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing -- (restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place)

Sense 2
clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold -- (the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing")
       => grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension -- (the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles))

Antonyms of verb clasp

2 of 4 senses of clasp

Sense 1
clasp -- (hold firmly and tightly)
       Antonym of unclasp (Sense 1)
      => unclasp -- (release from a clasp; "She clasped and unclasped her hands")

Sense 4
clasp -- (grasp firmly; "The child clasped my hands")
       Antonym of unclasp (Sense 1)
      => unclasp -- (release from a clasp; "She clasped and unclasped her hands")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb clasp

4 senses of clasp

Sense 1
clasp -- (hold firmly and tightly)
       => grasp, hold on -- (hold firmly)

Sense 2
brooch, clasp -- (fasten with or as if with a brooch)
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 3
buckle, clasp -- (fasten with a buckle or buckles)
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 4
clasp -- (grasp firmly; "The child clasped my hands")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")

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