clasped Definition

  • 1grasped firmly with the hands or arms
  • 2held tightly together

Using clasped: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "clasped" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She clasped her hands together in prayer.

  • Example

    He clasped the necklace around her neck.

  • Example

    The two friends clasped each other's hands tightly.

  • Example

    The book was clasped shut.

clasped Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for clasped

Phrases with clasped

  • clasped in each other's arms

    holding each other tightly in an embrace


    The couple stood clasped in each other's arms, unwilling to let go.

  • a knife with a hinged blade that folds into the handle when not in use


    The hunter carried a clasped knife in his pocket for emergencies.

  • a gesture of prayer or respect where the hands are held together with fingers interlaced


    The congregation bowed their heads and clasped their hands in prayer.


Summary: clasped in Brief

The term 'clasped' [klaspt] describes something held firmly with the hands or arms, or held tightly together. It can refer to physical objects like books or necklaces, or to people holding hands or embracing, as in 'The two friends clasped each other's hands tightly.' 'Clasped' can also be used in phrases like 'clasped knife,' which refers to a folding knife, and 'clasped hands,' which is a gesture of prayer or respect.