Clasp v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clasped p. pr. & vb. n. Clasping]
1. To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp).
2. To inclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace.
3. To surround and cling to; to entwine about. “Clasping ivy.”