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    clutch - Dictionary definition and meaning for word clutch

    (noun) the act of grasping
    Synonyms : clasp , clench , clutches , grasp , grip , hold
    Example Sentence
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
    (noun) a tense critical situation
    Example Sentence
    • he is a good man in the clutch
    (noun) a number of birds hatched at the same time Definition
    (noun) a collection of things or persons to be handled together
    Synonyms : batch
    (noun) a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
    Synonyms : clutch bag
    (noun) a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism
    Synonyms : clutch pedal
    Example Sentence
    • he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other
    (noun) a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
    Example Sentence
    • this year's model has an improved clutch
    (verb) take hold of; grab
    Synonyms : prehend , seize
    Example Sentence
    • The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter
    • She clutched her purse
    • The mother seized her child by the arm
    • Birds of prey often seize small mammals
    (verb) hold firmly, usually with one's hands
    Synonyms : cling to , hold close , hold tight
    Example Sentence
    • She clutched my arm when she got scared
    (verb) affect
    Synonyms : get hold of , seize
    Example Sentence
    • Fear seized the prisoners
    • The patient was seized with unbearable pains
    • He was seized with a dreadful disease
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