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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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Rotational rubbing, backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm and vice versa.
Moments after he was sentenced, he clasped his hands before hi and gave a silent prayer.
In 'Sentimental Journey', Araki documents the death of his wife Yoko in 1991, from her exhausted appearance on a train journey through a close-up of the couple's clasped hands in hospital to Yoko in her flower-filled coffin.
Within several feet of the hull, she turned on her side, revealing a newborn clasped to her back.
The figure type typical of Sumerian art is already well-established: the rigid combined frontal and profile view, the large eyes, and hands clasped in reverence.
However, on three occasions, the male chub clasped simultaneously a retroflexed female chub and the stoneroller ( Fig.
Wrestlers stand facing each other, with right wrists clasped, and feet flat on mat with outside of right feet touching.
POLITE GUY He gives Madonna hand to climb out of limo; CLASPED Guy holds her hand; New York City 9:15pm 1/7/08 STAY CLOSE Guy holds Madonna's arm on their dinner date