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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) 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. (v. t.) To enclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace.

3. (v. t.) To surround and cling to; to entwine about.

4. (n.) An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc.

5. (n.) A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as with the hand.

4023. periecho -- to surround
... contain. From peri and echo; to hold all around, ie Include, clasp (figuratively) -- +
astonished, contain, after (this manner). see GREEK peri. see GREEK echo. ...
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4815. sullambano -- to collect, ie to take, by impl. to take part ...
... From sun and lambano; to clasp, ie Seize (arrest, capture); specially, to conceive
(literally or figuratively); by implication, to aid -- catch, conceive, help ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
2263. chabaq -- to clasp, embrace
... 2262, 2263. chabaq. 2264 . to clasp, embrace. Transliteration: chabaq Phonetic
Spelling: (khaw-bak') Short Definition: embrace. Word Origin a prim. ...
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3943. laphath -- to twist, turn, grasp with a twisting motion
... A primitive root; properly, to bend, ie (by implication) to clasp; also (reflexively)
to turn around or aside -- take hold, turn aside (self). 3942, 3943. ...
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3920. lakad -- to capture, seize, take
... Definition to capture, seize, take NASB Word Usage capture (9), captured (57), captures
(4), captures at all (1), catch (2), caught (12), clasp (1), imprisoned ...
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6781. tsamiyd -- bracelet
... bracelet, covering Or tsamid {tsaw-meed'}; from tsamad; a bracelet or arm-clasp;
generally, a lid -- bracelet, covering. see HEBREW tsamad. 6780, 6781. ...
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How Love Effects the Union of the Soul with God in Prayer.
... But to squeeze and press together, a strong application must be made, which increases
and augments the union; so that to clasp together is to join strongly and ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter i how love effects.htm

Holding Fast and Held Fast
... in slippery places, is simple reliance, or, to use the New Testament word, 'faith,'
'Believe and ye shall be established.' Put out your hand and clasp Him, and ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/holding fast and held fast.htm

Death to Lawful Things is the Way Out into a Life of Surrender.
... The little hands of the calyx clasp tightly in the bud, round the beautiful petals;
in the young flower their grasp grows more elastic"loosening somewhat in ...
/.../trotter/parables of the cross/death to lawful things is.htm

Devotion to God.
... move. Oh, how we long to clasp our arms more tightly about him! how we
long to have him clasp his arms more tightly about us! how ...
// to live a holy life/devotion to god.htm

Repentance and victory
... The hands that would clasp Him, and be upheld by the clasp, must be emptied of trifles.
To yield ourselves wholly to God is the secret of strength. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/repentance and victory.htm

The Secret of victory
... If each fresh difficulty or danger makes us tighten our clasp of Him, and lean the
harder on Him, it has done its highest service to us, and we have conquered ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/the secret of victory.htm

The Prince of Life
... There by the empty tomb, the strong heavenly and the weak earthly lovers of the
risen King meet together, and clasp hands of help, the pledge and first-fruits ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/the prince of life.htm

A Gluttonous Man and a Winebibber
... Awe and mystery and reverence and hope and trust clasp that fact, in which
prejudice and dislike could only find occasion for a calumny. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/a gluttonous man and a.htm

The Debt of Israel
... soft neck. Almost in tears she undid the clasp and flung the collar away.
It ... from him. "Nay," he went on, retaining his clasp. "Let ...
// yoke/chapter x the debt of.htm

Christ's Touch
... of our flesh and hearts' desires, the leprosy of our many corruptions, and the death
of our sins,"and to hold us ever in the strong, gentle clasp of His ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/christs touch.htm

Clasp (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten
(a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp). ...Clasp (2 Occurrences). ...
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Embrace (11 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug. ... (n.) Intimate
or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug. ...
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Fold (23 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To enclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to enfold; to
clasp; to embrace. 4. (vt) To cover or wrap up; to conceal. ...
/f/fold.htm - 17k

Lock (6 Occurrences)
... 13. (vt) To link together; to clasp closely; as, to lock arms. 14. (vt) To furnish
with locks; also, to raise or lower (a boat) in a lock. 15. ...
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Folding (14 Occurrences)
... helisso): The verb occurs only 3 times in the King James Version, and in each instance
represents a different word; we have chabhaq "to clasp" (Ecclesiastes 4:5 ...
/f/folding.htm - 11k

Bracelet (5 Occurrences)
... bracelets. (4.) In Exodus 35:22 it designates properly a clasp for fastening
the dress of females. Some interpret it as a nose-ring. ...
/b/bracelet.htm - 13k

Clashing (1 Occurrence)

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Cope (1 Occurrence)
... or cloak, semicircular in form, reaching from the shoulders nearly to the feet,
and open in front except at the top, where it is united by a band or clasp. ...
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Clip (2 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) A cutting; a shearing. 7. (n.) The product of a single shearing of sheep;
a season's crop of wool. 8. (n.) A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc. ...
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Clasps (7 Occurrences)
... As to the nature of the clasp itself, it seems to have belonged to a double set
of loops, opposite to each other, to one of which in each set, required to be ...
/c/clasps.htm - 10k

Bible Concordance
Clasp (2 Occurrences)

Job 41:17 They are joined one to another. They stick together, so that they can't be pulled apart.

Isaiah 2:6 For you have forsaken your people, the house of Jacob, because they are filled from the east, with those who practice divination like the Philistines, and they clasp hands with the children of foreigners.



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