Definition of enclasp in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈklasp/
Pronunciation: /enˈklasp/


[with object] formal
Hold tightly in one’s arms.
Example sentences
  • He might well be rechristened John Octopus, reflecting his unstoppable urge to enclasp any passing female in a sweaty tentacle.
  • Father and son, hands enclasped, staring at each other for the first time ever.

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Syllabification: en·clasp

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