clasp
noun.
a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
noun.
the act of grasping
he released his clasp on my arm|he has a strong grip for an old man|she kept a firm hold on the railing
verb.
hold firmly and tightly
verb.
fasten with or as if with a brooch
Synonym: brooch
verb.
fasten with a buckle or buckles
Synonym: buckle
verb.
grasp firmly
The child clasped my hands
Antonym: unclasp