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clinch

noun (n)

  • (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • a small slip noose made with seizing (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: clench
    source: wordnet30
  • the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: clamp
    source: wordnet30
  • a tight or amorous embrace (noun.act)
    Synonym: hug, squeeze
    source: wordnet30
  • The act or process of holding fast; that which serves to hold fast; a grip; a grasp; a clamp; a holdfast; as, to get a good clinch of an antagonist, or of a weapon; to secure anything by a clinch. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The girder was clinched into the wall.
    source: wordnet30
  • hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • hold in a tight grasp (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • embrace amorously (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • flatten the ends (of nails and rivets) (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The nails were clinched.
    source: wordnet30
  • settle conclusively (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Clinch a deal.
    source: wordnet30
  • To hold firmly; to hold fast by grasping or embracing tightly. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To hold fast; to grasp something firmly; to seize or grasp one another. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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