clasp

clasp(
klahsp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (jewelry)
a. el cierre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The bracelet has a beautiful silver clasp.La pulsera tiene un hermoso cierre de plata.
b. el broche
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Holly brought her necklace to the jeweler to have the clasp replaced.Holly llevó su collar al joyero para que le cambiara el broche.
2. (act of clutching)
a. el apretón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The frightened child felt the reassuring clasp of her older sister's hand in the dark.La asustada niña sintió en su mano el tranquilizador apretón de su hermana mayor en la oscuridad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to clutch)
a. agarrar
Nerea clasped a stick to defend herself from the wolf.Nerea agarró un palo para defenderse del lobo.
b. sujetar
The knight clasped the hilt of the sword and swung a fearsome blow.El caballero sujetó el puño de la espada y dio un terrible espadazo.
4. (to fasten)
a. abrochar
The wizard clasped the amulet behind his neck.El mago abrochó el amuleto por detrás del cuello.
5. (to hold)
a. abrazar
The lovers clasped each other like it was their last night on earth.Los amantes se abrazaron como si fuera su última noche en la tierra.
b. estrechar
Aubrey clasped her mother's hand as they crossed the street.Aubrey estrechaba la mano de su madre mientras cruzaban la calle.
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clasp
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (on necklace, handbag)
a. el broche m, cierre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
clasp knifenavaja f
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (grip)
a. agarrar
3. (embrace)
a. estrechar
to clasp somebody's handagarrar a alguien de la mano
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clasp [klɑːsp]
noun
1 [of brooch, necklace] cierre (m); [of belt etc] broche (m); [of book] broche (m); manecilla (f)
2
with a clasp of the hand con un apretón de manos
transitive verb
1 (fasten) abrochar
2 (take hold of) agarrar; (hold hands) apretar
to clasp one's hands (together) juntar las manos; to clasp sb's hands apretar las manos a algn; estrechar las manos de algn
3 (embrace) abrazar
to clasp sb to one's bosom estrechar a algn contra el pecho
modifier
clasp knife (n) navaja (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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