Definition of enclasp in US English:



[with object]formal
  • Hold tightly in one's arms.

    • ‘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.’
    hug, hold in one's arms, take in one's arms, hold, cuddle, clasp to one's bosom, clasp, squeeze, clutch, seize, grab
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