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clasp (something) to (something)

To press or hold something firmly against something else. Suzy clasped her new doll to her chest. Clasp this icepack to your knee to alleviate the swelling.
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clasp someone or something to something

to hold on to and press someone or something to a part of one's body. He clasped a wad of cloth to the bleeding wound. She clasped the child to her breast and hugged him.
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According to a new analysis by CLASP, the Danish Energy Agency, and Energy Piano, LED lamps have already become much more affordable and energy efficient than was expected.
It's a first for Open Clasp to do an installation," says Catriona, ably assisted at this week's opening by the company's creative producer Jill Heslop.
I contacted the Armed Forces Minister on Mr Brown's behalf and explained why I believed he deserved and qualified for the Bomber Command Clasp.
The solution is obviously a clasp specially produced for all RAF personnel serving with 205 Strategic Bomber Group.
It would be a great source of pride to me to get the clasp.
The clasp is to be attached to the 1939-45 Star medal.
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with World War II veterans after presenting them with clasps during the Bomber Command and Arctic Star medal presentations at Downing Street yesterday
The CLASP technology has also developed to meet the changing needs of buildings.
The report found that a bloody knife used to convict Knox had no blood on it and criticised police for mishandling a bra clasp containing DNA evidence.
They say Sollecito's DNA was found on the clasp of Meredith's bra.
The Antarctica Service Medal Clasp, with the words "Wintered Over," is only worn on medal's suspension ribbon.
CLASP Workforce Development Director Evelyn Ganzglass says that historically more emphasis has been on helping low-income students just coming out of high school become better prepared for college admission and graduation.
WINTERED OVER For wintering over on Antarctica continent--a clasp for Antarctica Service Medal; a suspension ribbon and a disc for the service ribbon; bronze for the first winter; gold for the second winter; and silver for the third
The 1848 Naval General Service Medal with a Trafalgar clasp and the name John Shears was the most sought-after and made pounds 4,800.
New polished/satin-finished steel bracelet, triple folding security clasp.