Definition of clasp hands in US English:

clasp hands

phrase

  • Shake hands with fervor or affection.

    • ‘Women often tied their veils together so as not to get lost, or clasped hands in an unyielding grip that made it impossible to pass through a group in closed formation.’
    • ‘Hearing their sentences, the defendants smiled at each other and clasped hands.’
    • ‘He moved to her side and they clasped hands, allowing themselves to shake for just this time.’
    • ‘They clasped hands and patted each other's backs.’
    • ‘Elderly folk emerging from a meeting on the beaches late last month clasped hands and insisted, ‘We are all New Zealanders.’’
    • ‘But surely the portrayal of a man and woman clasping hands in such a room signifies something more.’
    • ‘Men arriving at the embassy in the morning smiled widely, clasped hands and then pulled together in long embraces.’
    • ‘Their turn came, and they walked to meet at the centre of the stage, clasping hands as they took their bows.’
    • ‘‘I really appreciate for the help, man,’ he told the plumber, clasping hands with him before he showed the way out.’
    • ‘She watches the men clasp hands, again taken aback by a display of obvious affection for her father.’