[n] 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"
[n] a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
[v] hold firmly and tightly
[v] grasp firmly; "The child clasped my hands"
[v] fasten with a buckle or buckles
[v] fasten with or as if with a brooch