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clinch

clinch - Dictionary definition and meaning for word clinch

Definition
(noun) (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
Definition
(noun) a small slip noose made with seizing
Synonyms : clench

Definition
(noun) the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
Definition
(noun) a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
Synonyms : clamp

Definition
(noun) a tight or amorous embrace
Synonyms : hug , squeeze
Example Sentence
  • come here and give me a big hug

Definition
(verb) secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
Example Sentence
  • The girder was clinched into the wall

Definition
(verb) hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
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(verb) hold in a tight grasp
Synonyms : clench
Example Sentence
  • clench a steering wheel

Definition
(verb) embrace amorously
Definition
(verb) flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
Example Sentence
  • the nails were clinched

Definition
(verb) settle conclusively
Example Sentence
  • clinch a deal

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for clinch

Clinch = Clin + ch CLINton goes to CHurch and hugs GOD tightly
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