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I am not sure if I am using the sentence correctly. I want to use the word clasp to mean fasten, and it there to mean it's fastened in a particular location.

Here's the sentence I am trying to write:

He put a bottle of beer under his arm pit and clasped it there with his arm.

It sounds odd, but I believe the sentence is correct. Is it?

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  • Armpit is a word without a space. – Jason Bassford May 3 '19 at 17:24
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Certainly you can use clasp figuratively, as any method of holding something.

Amongst many related meanings, OED has

clasp verb "To take hold of by means of encircling parts; to hold closely by closing round; loosely and poetic to environ, surround, enfold."

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